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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

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Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 703-557-0613
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The pre-Civil War residence of legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee,...

The pre-Civil War residence of legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee, this Greek revival mansion was taken over by Union troops, 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.

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Well restored with a very interesting history

Originally, the Custis Mansion, built by relatives of George and Martha (Custis) Washington, this beautiful building was also the home of R.E.Lee and his wife, a Custis, where 6... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Originally, the Custis Mansion, built by relatives of George and Martha (Custis) Washington, this beautiful building was also the home of R.E.Lee and his wife, a Custis, where 6 of their children were born. The building is in the midst of a major renovation, but you are still able to see a lot of the building and furnishings. The guided... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hike to get to the house is not easy. Parts of the path are dirt road, making it difficult for my mother with her walker. The view from the house is awesome, you can see many DC landmarks. Otherwise the tour through the house was just so so - it looked like they were doing some work on it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I went to tour Arlington, I had no idea that this place even existed. It was quite a site to see. The home is quite stately, especially considering its age and all that it has been through throughout the years. It sits high on the hill at Arlington and you can see the gateway and the bridge that leads... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made a trip to the REL house and learned some valuable lessons. The house is well preserved, but I'm proud that they told the story of the African American woman who had a child with George Washington and her story as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the Arlington House and learning about its history and significance to Arlington Cemetery. The house is small and sits on the high hill of the cemetery. Nice view of the city. Don't miss it if you visit Arlington. We went on a very hot July day, opted for paying the train ride around the cemetery with narrated... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What is interesting is the civil war graves and the history of the house. The house has a view of Washington DC. It rain the day before and there were puddles of water all over the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Researching the history is really what brings this house to light. It's at the top of the hill, to be prepared and dressed for a good deal of walking, but definitely worth the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went through the house, which was nicely proportioned, but it was clear that we need to come back when they have done more.

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth it to take the tour of the house when you are on the Arlington grounds. The docents are very knowledgeable and the decor is interesting and there are outbuildings to see, too. You can walk around the gardens, too, which are very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the view, the history. We walked and it is strenuous for some. Good shoes essential. The grounds are pretty and the house well preserved.

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