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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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank ponch510
Reviewed August 6, 2018

See how the military elite of their time lived both before and after the Civil War with actual historic furniture and original decor. This house is filled with history!

Thank RonFox13
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It is a very educational activity, you can also visit the graves of the entire Kennedy family. But it is great for history lesson for young people.

Thank Curtis B
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Although not a Southerner ( not even an American) I have had an interest in the life of Robert E Lee for a long time. A fascinating figure - a member of the pre Civil war establishment he took the painful decision to leave what...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2018

This trip unfortunately this was closed however I have seen it many times before and once the renovation is done, would highly recommend it. Arlington House and the grounds themselves once belonged to Robert E. Lee before he deserted the property during the Civil War.

Thank Cynthia D
Reviewed July 10, 2018

You can see from the outside that the house was once very grand but is badly in need of restoration. In its present state it is woefully out of step with the pristine condition of all that surrounds it (Arlington Cemetery)The views from the house...More

1  Thank Ken C
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Can't do anything about your being under construction but walked up to house on what had to be hottest day of summer over 4th of July week. My opinion best view over D.C. Not sure when reopening but would love to view inside.

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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.