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Oct 2, 2018
Apr 29, 2017
“Well Maintained”
Elegant Federal-style mansion was once the home of Robert E. Lee.
607 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2307
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+1 703-838-4200
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I attended a wedding here in the 1990's when it was available for tours and catered events...pre 1917 but there was no area to insert the year. The building was well maintained, the period furnishings were in excellent condition. There were fireplaces but they were...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

I only looked at this from the outside. It's a nice house and I enjoy the history of this building and the area. It seems like a great many important people spent a lot of time in this small town. The house is worth a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

My wife is from Alexandria when she was a child. She went to school nearby, and it's is fascinating when we sit at home and talk about her memories. Her stepmoms brother lived nearby and knows so much more about the history of the area....More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
5  Thank historyscholar
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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank AlexandriaFoodie
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

Date of experience: May 2015
4  Thank Bluemax48cc
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...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank arazi1991
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.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank LAPR1
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.

Date of experience: August 2015
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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.

Date of experience: July 2014
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