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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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A wonderful memorial to one of America's greatest heroes...

My wife and I have soft spots for Lexington in that her hero is Stonewall Jackson and mine is Robert E Lee. This is the place to pay your respects to both men. This time, I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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329 reviews 329 reviews
196 attraction reviews
415 helpful votes 415 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My wife and I have soft spots for Lexington in that her hero is Stonewall Jackson and mine is Robert E Lee. This is the place to pay your respects to both men. This time, I was accompanied by my eldest grandson and he marvelled, as I had previously, at the quality of the buildings at the VMI as we... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Historical places are often on our itinerary, so a stop at Lee Chapel seemed fitting when we stopped in Lexington for a needed travel break. My husband loves American history, and a chance to visit the town of this Civil War hero was a must. The chapel is on the campus of Washington & Lee University, a beautiful setting with... More 

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Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

No visitor to Lexington should miss Lee Chapel. It is a wonderful little museum and beautifully constructed building. The docent was particularly enthusiastic and informative and we really enjoyed the tour.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Upon entering the chapel your eyes are drawn to the statue of the recumbent Lee, in uniform with his sword, as he would have looked taking a rest on the battlefield. Entrance is free but there is a suggested donation. Tour guide gives information about the chapel. Lee and family members are entombed in the basement of the chapel where... More 

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Toronto
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

General Lee built this chapel for the university and was laid to rest here after his death. The chapel upstairs is not consecrated as a church and was more of an assembly area. It is dominated by the large marble statue of General Lee resting under a blanket. You can go up close to it and examine it and it... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

One of the great men history is buried here. Had it not been for the War for Southern Independence, Robert E. Lee would have disappeared into the mists of history. As he is an inspiration to all, not only in his military accomplishments, but in his role as an educator in a new united nation and a cultivated Southern gentleman.... More 

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Wayne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Lee Chapel and Museum is a wonderful historic site for history lovers, not only of the Civil War, but of our nation's history since its founding.. The buyers have assembled an impressive array of giftware, as well as rare and antique books, historic Staffordshire plates, and other memorabilia for collectors. I found pieces related to George Washington that I love... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were lucky enough to go to a wedding there. The chapel is very beautiful inside and we loved the history to it - well worth a visit if you are in the area, especially if you are into civil was history. There is also a free museum underneath the chapel and you can see general Lee's resting place and... More 

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Shreveport
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Historical displays on Washington and Lee very interesting. Also we were very interested in Civil War history.

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Lexington, Virginia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Beautiful facility and excellent displays that bring not only the Civil War but other aspects of our nation's history to life. General Lee was indeed a remarkable man.

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