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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
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Day Tour of Arlington Virginia
Ranked #11 of 109 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.
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The irony of the history of the Arlington House is so interesting. Robert E. Lee eventually lost this wonderful site above the Potomac because of the Civil War,,,and he was such a great man.

The house is in dire need of upkeep,,,,the damn government (legislators) can't keep up our great history, but they can waste money on pork barrel projects to keep their jobs. Unbeliveable.

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is an amazing house with amazing history. Great tour guides, nice walks through the property. Because of the Civil War and Lee 'picking' the wrong side to fight on, the Union made his land a cemetery which became the beginning of Arlington Cemetery.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Visited Arlington Cemetery with my daughter on a very ,blustery day right after the inauguration. The weather and huge crowds made me hesitate to trudge up the hill after viewing the Kennedy graves below. So glad we did! As mentioned, the view of Washington DC is wonderful. But we loved the house. We had the place all to ourselves except for a very well-informed guide.Two days before we had braved a two-hour wait and long lines to tour Mount Vernon, only to be rushed through most rooms and find some of them empty because of restoration. Arlington House was the opposite. I only spotted one or two rooms in the back being restored. All the main rooms were fully furnished. Admission was free and we could spend as long as we liked looking around. It is almost unheard of, but flash photography was permitted everywhere. Some of the furniture had previously been at Mount Vernon, as Robert E. Lee's wife was Martha Washington's great-granddaughter. I also learned that the placement of the cemetery on his grounds was to punish Gen. Lee for joining the Confederacy. There was a small but well-stocked gift shop in the back. In the front of the mansion, an interesting horizontal slab marks the grave of Pierre L'enfant, the man who planned Washington DC.

Thank soonermom
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Not saying its bad because it is small, that was large for the time and it is full of interesting stuff. However I would have liked to have had access to the upstairs and the other half of the basement. The guides there are very informative.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

The sad history of the civil war is the setting for the home that Robert E. Lee called home. Through a legal trick they took it away from him. But it also allowed to be well preserved so we can get a look at a home from that era.

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