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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

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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...more
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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure it will be a site when they are done with the restoration work. The history of the cemetery and post Civil War litigation around the house is really interesting.

Thank Isaac L
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you finally make that awaited visit to Arlington National Cemetery, you must sign up for the guided tour. They will bring you to all the sought after site in the cemetery. The Arlington House is perch high above and makes for some wonderful pictures...More

Thank YoBob536
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't really get up close to this but could see it from the walk up to the tomb of the unkown. Beautiful to see atop the hill in the cemetery.

Thank BRBE001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This will reopen in 2019 after a multi million dollar update of the update for safety and for enjoyment of the public.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big house on the hill while you wander through Arlington cemetery, its currently not open due to renovations, but the history behind it and the land that all this is built on is very interesting, well worth a visit and a listen to the tour...More

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I'm a Civil War buff and was looking forward to visiting the house since it originally belonged to Robert E. Lee. Turns out it's closed until 2019. Oh well.

Thank rattlingstone
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The house is undergoing renovations right now this is the oldest part of the cemetery and has the most unique grave markers.

Thank imdarkside
Reviewed August 27, 2018

After a walk (or ride) through these hallowed grounds to the Tomb of the unknown soldier take another short walk to the Lee mansion. Appreciate the history and the complexity of this man's committments. Also a great view from here.

Thank William D
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Please be advised that Arlington House is undergoing a massive renovation thanks to a 12+ million dollar grant FROM A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL. The ranger station is temporarily located within the Women In Military Service for America memorial located very near the entrance to ANC. They...More

Thank glenlowfi
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I didn't get to do a full your of the house but the parts I did see were spectacular. A great view of the surrounding areas and great insight on a little known piece of US history. With making the walk if visiting Arlington National...More

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October 7, 2017|
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Response from Sandy F | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the visitors center directly. I am not sure how you would go about booking a ranger-led tour.
September 3, 2016|
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Response from duck8to | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are park rangers at the visitor center and Arlington house that can answer all questions including the junior ranger program.