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“Interesting place and great view!”

Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
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Ranked #7 of 93 things to do in Arlington
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Owner description: 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.
Hialeah, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Interesting place and great view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

The ranger gave a lecture about the house and Lee's family - very interesting. The house itself is rather small and the tour lasts less than 15 minutes.
The view of DC from the house is awesome and you can also see parts of the Pentagon from there.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Although a hike up the hill it was a part of history which all should visit and understand what happened those historical times.

Visited June 2012
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Masontown, Pennsylvania
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“OK stop since it was on the tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

This wasnt that great but cool to see where he lived etc. The slave house was really interesting. The grounds and house are being refurbished, most likely will be more interesting once that is complete. It is on the guided tram tour so it didnt cost extra for a ticket.

Visited September 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great views for picture taking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Unfortunately, the house is undergoing renovation, so you can't see the rooms the way they used to be. It's worth the trip, though, for the great views of Washington, D.C.

Visited September 2012
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Dumfries, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A museum among the fallen”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Everyone knows about Arlington National Cemetery, but not everyone knows it started with Mrs. Lee's rose garden. When the Confederate General decided his loyalty lay with Virginia, he abandoned his plantation home to Union occupation. The mansion strives to honor its most famous tenant. It is worth a visit on its own merit.

Visited October 2011
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