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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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We climbed up all the way to the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Arlington House) only to find out that it is undergoing restoration now.
Still worth a climb because it is a perfect place to take good panoramic pictures of Washington and Arlington Cemetery. However,...More
Arlington House was in severe need of renovations. Now that is happening. The National Park Service administers the site within Arlington National Cemetery. They state that Arlington House will re-open in the Fall of 2019, restored to it's 1860 condition. There is lots of history...More
We have visited Arlington House a number of times over the years and it has got better each time. Not only does it give you a sense of history and the nearness of the south and north in the civil war it gives a sense...More
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