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“Friendly Staff and Wonderful History” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lee Chapel and Museum

Lee Chapel and Museum
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Lexington
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Yorktown, Virginia
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76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff and Wonderful History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

The staff was very friendly and informative. The museum and the chapel were beautiful and it was great to see where two great men- George Washington and Robert E. Lee- chose to make their mark. A small but good gift shop. And don't miss the portrait of a young Robert Lee. To die for.

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very appropriate...Beautiful chapel and museum. Nice gift shop.
Look for brick pillars on right for the parking lot.

Visited March 2014
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Wilmington, Delaware
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“Very Worthwhile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

As a Civil War buff I expected to enjoy my visit to this site but it was much more than I even imagined it would be. Besides the surprisingly extensive museum and wonderfully preserved office of Robert E Lee below the Chapel - as well as the Chapel itself, the opportunity to be on the beautiful Washington and Lee University Campus and then to be able to take a very short walk down the street to visit it's next door neighbor, the awe-inspiring Virginia Military Institute, was all just amazing. And General Lee's horse, Traveler, is buried there, too, in a very unassuming grave just outside the General's office!

Visited March 2014
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Richmond, Virginia, USA
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“Beautiful Memorial”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Lee Chapel and Museum in Lexington, VA is a beautiful memorial to Robert E. Lee. There is no charge for admission into the chapel, but a small donation is suggested. Students of Washington and Lee are available for a short tour and to answer questions.

The chapel itself is an interesting historical site. The design is rather simple, drawing your attention pretty quickly to the statue of Lee at the front of the hall. Beneath the chapel is a small museum full of interesting artifacts and memorabilia, Lee's study, the Lee family crypt, and a gift shop. I learned several new things about Robert E. Lee during the visit to the museum.

The entire town of Lexington is quaint and pleasant for an afternoon walk. Both campuses of Washington & Lee and VMI are right in town and easy to access on a town walk. The scenery is beautiful, and there are several restaurants and shops in town.

Visited February 2014
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Bristol, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful Chapel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

A must stop if you are in Lexington. Beautiful chapel and memorial. Also see where many of the Lee family are buried as well as General Lee's horse Traveler. Nice museum downstairs with lots of interesting items. If I remember correctly there is no charge to visit the chapel/tombs.

Visited March 2013
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