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“Beautiful house with an even better view of DC.”

Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
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Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour
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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 April 23, 2013

PROS: beautiful house on top of the hill; resplendent gardens surrounding the house; this is a must-see stop while riding the tram in Arlington National Cemetery. You will be touched by the story of how this property which was owned by Robert Lee and George Washington's step-granddaughter was confiscated from them during the civil war. Dont forget to take sweeping high altitude views of downtown D.C. This house is easily seen from the Lincoln Memorial.

CONS: miniscule museum about Robert E Lee in a small structure in the back of his old mansion in his old property .

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Our tour of Arlington Cemetery included a stop a the Arlington House, but it was closed for renovations. We walked around the house anyway. The house is located at the top of a hill, which provides a fantastic view of Washington D.C.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

While joining a group of teenagers we walked as slowly through this old home as we could. Imagine standing where Robert E. Lee lived....Amazing...another item crossed off my bucket list.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

And historic, this home is worth seeing. What I learned on my visit is that General Robert E. Lee was the owner (a Confederate General?!). Turns out General Lee was married to George Washingtons step-sons, daughter (that's a mouthful). During Lee's time Virginia ceded from the union and he had to make a choice, he chose Virginia and left Arlington house to join the confederacy. The rest is history and you'll learn it visiting this home.

Thank christmastree15
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We walked to the top of the hill for the view, but what a surprise to find that we could tour this wonderful, historic home. There is still some renovation ongoing, but what we saw was amazing. You get to take a walk through the house and grounds at your leisure, instead of being herded along by a docent, the way it is at so many other historic home sites. Bonus! This is free. The period furniture is wonderful, we especially liked the children's room upstairs. The view overlooking the cemetery, while somber, is spectacular. We visited at the end of March so the grounds were not in bloom. I'll bet they are beautiful in summer. Highly recommend a stop at Arlington House!

Thank btr-L8-thn-nvr
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