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Lee Chapel and Museum

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Address: Jefferson, Henry, Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540-463-8768
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We visited this beautiful museum with our grandchildren. They were much happy playing outside on the wonderful lawns. However I was moved as I watched my 9 yr old grandson read a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
dhill1212
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Layton, Utah
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Layton, Utah
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72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this beautiful museum with our grandchildren. They were much happy playing outside on the wonderful lawns. However I was moved as I watched my 9 yr old grandson read a special plaque dedicated to the words of George Washington. While the museum is small, the artifacts as intriguing.

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Groton, CT
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258 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A guide took us through the history of the University, which is in no small part, American History. I learned some surprising things about Washington and Lee, such as their wives were from the same family. The museum is inspiring and the campus absolutely beautiful.

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Thank Peter P
Prince George, Virginia
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'll get right to the point about the Lee Chapel. There is a GIFT shop about four meters from General Lee's family crypt. Objectively I think most people would never support a gift shop selling trinkets to the general public just feet from their own resting places and The resting place for General Lee should be no exception. This is... More 

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Thank bronco38
Pulaski, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the chapel and museum but it seems sad and empty without the flags. Things that some people love are being taken away because of being labeled politically incorrect.

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Thank John E
Springville, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much history and facts about General Lee that many would NOT WANT people to know about the character of this man! Go as soon as you can as this may be another place that those who choose to rewrite history will demand be "wiped away".

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Thank northgoessouth
Hell, Michigan
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622 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

There is a lot of history here and I enjoyed hearing the "why" behind what Lee did as president of W&L. This isn't a huge time investment to see but the inside has some ornateness and the narration from the guide was good.

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Thank trbeer
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A small but vital slice of American history, with graves of Lee and his family, his favorite horse Traveller and the original first portrait painted of George Washington.

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Thank Sharon T
Alexandria, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful tribute to Robert E Lee. The chapel and museum are very well kept and the staff is excellent. Remember to see Lee's office and the grave of his horse Traveller.

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Thank Fred S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Very moving visit to the Lee Chapel and crypt. Lovely space built by Robert E. Lee as a gathering place. Beautiful statue of him resting. Very well worthy of a visit. The docent was interesting and with a wink declared that Lincoln had actually started the war between the states! You gotta love the South! Beautiful campus in a charming... More 

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Thank 107bhl
Reamstown PA
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The upstairs recumbent statue is gorgeous. Such detail. Great guide who give a low key session of history lesson of the chapel and statue. Museum gallery are nicely set up to honor Washington and Lee. Some very nice items. Gift store attendant was a little too eager to suggest/sell items however.

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