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“Interesting place to see, not a museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee

Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee
607 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
703-838-4200
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Ranked #24 of 36 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Elegant Federal-style mansion was once the home of Robert E. Lee.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Interesting place to see, not a museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Definitely make the stop here and read the commemorative plaques about the home. It's not longer a museum, but it's a cool place to stop and find out more about our history!

Visited June 2012
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“Interesting Info about Light Horse Harry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

The home was smaller than I expected but that isn't really surprising.

Visited May 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Alexandria is charming and great to walk around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I googled a walking tour of Alexandria and this was on it. Cool to see it and I usually don't think of Lee frequenting the same spots as Washington, Jefferson and Adams. There is a family home across the street that you can go in and has some family papers. It was closed early but we got to enjoy the gardens in the back.
If you stop at the visitors center you can get a pass for free parking for the day. Nice!

Visited March 2012
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