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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

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Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
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The pre-Civil War residence of legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee,...

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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Surprising history in the middle of Arlington Cemetery

I was visiting Arlington National Cemetery and came across the Arlington House and was very impressed to learn the history behind the house and Robert E Lee's home. While... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was visiting Arlington National Cemetery and came across the Arlington House and was very impressed to learn the history behind the house and Robert E Lee's home. While visiting Arlington, this should be one of your stops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On top of the Arlington cemetery just above the JFK Monument, a place filled with the history of the cemetery and how the land was taken from the Lee Family. A nice place to visit of you are already in Arlington Cemetery. its A free visit. the view is really wonderfull

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It isn't as easy to get to as it used to be, but if you're in DC for 2 or more days, Arlington Cemetery, including the Custis-Lee Mansion is a must see. The views of the city etc. are awesome. Best visited in the spring, it is really awesome any time of the year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often wonder how many visitors to Arlington National Cemetery take the time to tour the Arlington House. In fact, I often wonder how many people even know anything about Arlington House. Situated on a hill overlooking President John F. Kennedy's gravesite with a magnificent panoramic view of Washington, D.C., directly from the Lincoln Memorial down the National Mall to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard about this beautiful home all my life. My disappointment, as we arrived to a broken set of steps leading us to this historic home of Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis, who was the granddaughter of Martha Washington. Mary had lots of Martha's belongings and things belonging to George Washington. We can debate about the seizing of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the visit and the tour guide was awesome. He had so much informative and narrative information . You feel as though you have stepped back in time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The home around which Arlington National Cemetery was established during the War Between the States (aka U.S. Civil War), which now serves as a shrine to the man who married into the Washington-Custis family, served the United States, and then was given charge of the Army of Northern Virginia, which valiently but ultimately (after 4 long and deadly years) fruitlessly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Interesting history of this home and the family. Spend time talking with the guides to get their perspective and it will make your visit much more enjoyable. The view from the front porch is really lovely and the gardens are quiet nice. A peaceful respite in a completely beautiful national cemetery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Arlington House, (aka The Robert E. Lee Memorial), formerly named the Custis-Lee Mansion, is a Greek revival style mansion located in Arlington, Virginia, United States that was once the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and a powerful reminder of our history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A good walk to get here but well worth it! The view from here is so beautiful! Once there we took our time and looked around. Paying your respects to a military man like this is just great! The building does show a little wear and tear from the front as you approach but that is to be expected. Maintenance... More 

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