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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing

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Beautiful chapel

The building is lovely and the setting on the campus is wonderful. The museum is a great tribute to a real leader and man of integrity. His leadership at Washington University... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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248 reviews 248 reviews
171 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The building is lovely and the setting on the campus is wonderful. The museum is a great tribute to a real leader and man of integrity. His leadership at Washington University speaks to him as a man. While not a victor, he was an equal to Washington as a leader and the school is a tribute to two great Virginians.... More 

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Winchester
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It is in the same building as the museum. That is a small museum which asks for donations and works for those who like history.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

To see where Gen. Lee taught, lived, and is buried ... is just incredible. To further learn of his relationship, through marriage to George Washington ... regardless of what side you think should have won ... this is a historical site not to be missed. Church is very quaint, and very southern in architectural style. VMI is a beautiful campus... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The chapel is beautiful and seeing the burrial place of Gen. Lee and family is moving. The museum gives an excellent overview of the history of the university and General R. E. Lee. I was the last visitor to the museum in early December as it is closed now for renovations till spring. The staff is very helpful and knowledgable.

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Lexington, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you have come to Lexington you must visit Lee Chapel on the Washington and Lee campus. Full of history about Lexington and Robert E. Lee--even the building itself is a work of art!

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My Grandmother worked here for many years and I practically grew up here and can tell you it is a true piece of American history. The chapel is amazing and the statue is something to see, downstairs is a small museum, General Lee's office as he left it and the Lee family crypt. The gift shop has a lot of... More 

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Emporia, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What a great place to learn about the early part of our nation. Campus is beautiful. Museum changes periodically.

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Lee Chapel and Museum are not to be missed when in Lexington. First, there is the beautiful building which was built to honor Robert E. Lee who came to Washington College to be its President after the Civil War years. Inside, the chapel is a classic, late 19th century design which is used for Washington and Lee University gatherings, convocations,... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Lee Chapel is gorgeous, peaceful and filled with the history of the time Robert E Lee spent at the university. Interesting museum under the chapel next to Lee's office that provides context for all that Lee did in his five years as President to revive the university after the Civil War. The statue of Lee in the chapel is... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Situated across grassy, tree-lined open space on the Washington & Lee University campus the chapel has understated elegance and reverence. The colonial white columns and brick buildings of the university provided the backdrop along with the breathtaking colors of the fall day. Even before entering the chapel, the peaceful atmosphere demonstrated the desire of Robert E. Lee to move here... More 

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