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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-557-0613
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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.
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  • Average13%
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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historic home of Robert E Lee located on the highest point of the plantation his wife inherited from her father, descendant of Martha Washington...yes, THAT Martha Washington. Great view of Washington DC from the front porch. There are photos showing all the lineage which is...More

Thank Prabu R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the structures you'll want to photograph so bring a camera, camcorder if you have one. Wear sneakers or comfortable walking shoes, lots of walking once you're inside the cemetery. Visit The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and watch the Changing of...More

Thank Billy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of a rich and varied history, Robert E. Lee’s old mansion and estate with its commanding view of Washington DC and Arlington National Cemetery is not to be missed for perhaps a hundred different reasons, which would take a book to explain. Just...More

Thank DrChipB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is a don't miss of any tour of Arlington national cemetery. Be sure you take a look at the magnificent view. The house is full of Washington artifacts.

Thank jess290718
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the time being, while it is still possible to visit, there are too many changes under way as the building and surroundings are being renovated.

Thank sycha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view from the front of the house looking down on Washington DC and the National Mall is absolutely stunning a great spot to get some pictures. The house itself is kind of "meh".

Thank yowsah1
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A nice historical home worth a walk through. The view of DC from the front of the house is absolutely stunning!

Thank TalSmh
Reviewed 15 October 2017

There's not much to see in/around the house itself since there's not much inside and most rooms were not open to public, and the leaflet available at the door was the most educational material. Gift shop was small and ... could be better? Took a...More

Thank lelantos0717
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Worth stopping on the tour to see the views over Washington DC. The house isn't at impressive. You only need a few minutes here.

Thank StuartRon
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Loved learning more history about this great Country we live in! Arlington House is definitely worth seeing.

Thank Helen W
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BostonFamilyof5
8 October 2017|
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Response from Sandy F | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the visitors center directly. I am not sure how you would go about booking a ranger-led tour.
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Sara_sakflva
4 September 2016|
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Response from duck8to | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are park rangers at the visitor center and Arlington house that can answer all questions including the junior ranger program.
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