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Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee

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Address: 607 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2307
Phone Number: 703-838-4200
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Elegant Federal-style mansion was once the home of Robert E. Lee.

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The Lee family home.

The boyhood home of Robert E. Lee is privately owned and not open to the public. This was Lee's home from the age of 3 or 4 until he left for West Point at the age of 18.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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York, PA
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historyscholar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History is more fascinating than fiction. Robert E. Lee grew up next door to abolitionist Dr. Benjamin Hallowell who was Lee's mentor, tutor, and father figure -- in the absence of a real father. Lee got his anti-slavery views from Dr. Hallowell, and Dr. Hallowell also prepared Lee academically for his entry into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This used to be a worthwhile visit, and it is still of historic interest, but as it is a private home now you can only glimpse the exterior. The private sale created an uproar at the time, many years ago, but not enough money could be raised to save it as a museum for the public.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Cant view since it is a private home. Better to visit his birthplace or go to Arlington Cemetery in Washington DC

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Was walking around Old Towne Alexandria to get a feel of the place and came across the sign indicating I was standing in front of Robert E Lee's boyhood home. The place has had visits by Washington and Lafayette and was the home of Lightfoot Harry Lee (Robert's father and Revolutionary War hero). The house is in private hands and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

You can drive by this house or see it from the sidewalk, but it is private property now so you cannot enter.

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York, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The boyhood home of Robert E. Lee is privately owned and not open to the public. This was Lee's home from the age of 3 or 4 until he left for West Point at the age of 18.

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Woodville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I loved seeing this place. Getting to stand where a great man grew up was just incredible. There is just so much to absorb! I highly recommend this place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Too bad this is no longer a museum, but there is still an historic marker outside, and what can be seen from the street is quite lovely. Close to the Lee-Fendall House, a bit off of King Street, worth a walk over just to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Well furnished in period antiques, shows the house as it was in Robert E Lee's youth. Well trained docents tell the sory of the house and it's occupants.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My wife and I recently stopped by; we were married there on 22 MAY 1983. It was a museum then, but could be rented for special events. We got rented it, hoping to married in the beautiful back yard/formal gardens....butb as a back up in case of rain. It poured that day, but the inside made for stunning wedding shots.... More 

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