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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
This attraction is at Ronald Reagan National Airport
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lavender432014
Reviewed November 7, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Isaac L
Reviewed November 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YoBob536
Reviewed November 7, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BRBE001
Reviewed October 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ronald C
Reviewed October 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.