General Lee built this chapel for the university and was laid to rest here after his death. The chapel upstairs is not consecrated as a church and was more of an assembly area. It is dominated by the large marble statue of General Lee resting under a blanket. You can go up close to it and examine it and it is a fine bit of sculpture, though there is an oddity about the way the sword is carved - look carefully to see if you notice the anomaly.
Downstairs the museum is focussed on Lee's office as he left it when he died and his achievements as the president of the Washington-Lee university rather than his military career. It was good to see another side to this remarkable man. There are also George Washington items displayed and the museum gift shop has a lot of books about Lee and the Civil War rather than the more usual "gifts".
There is no fee to enter but a "recommended" donation of $5 per visitor is suggested.
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