Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial

    The museum was the pre-Civil War residence of legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The Greek revival mansion was taken over by Union troops during the Civil War and the estate was used to bury the war dead. Overlooking the Potomac and the grounds of what is now Arlington National Cemetery, the home has been restored as a memorial to Lee. The house has been preserved to give an idea of what it was like when Lee lived there. The museum is open year-round, except for Christmas and New Year's Day. There is no fee for admission.


US Marine Corps War Memorial

   Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima and is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives defending that flag. The statue is based on news photographer Joe Rosenthal's inspiring Pulitzer Prize- winning photograph. Executed by scultpor Felix DeWelden, the 32-foot-high figures are shown erecting a 60-foot bronze flagpole from which a cloth flag flies 24 hours a day in accordance with Presidential proclamation of June 12, 1961.