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Address: 2157 Arlington Chase Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-2087
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An important piece of Virginia History

We had no idea of the important part Custis and his relatives played in the history of Virginia. This site is maintained with private funds. The history of this place is... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had no idea of the important part Custis and his relatives played in the history of Virginia. This site is maintained with private funds. The history of this place is phenominal - the views from the beach a beautiful.

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Stafford, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in history at all, especially American history, you will find this site fascinating. In addition to the connection with George Washington and Robert E. Lee, Arlington was also the de facto capitol of Virginia during Bacon's Rebellion. The location is beautiful, on the Chesapeake Bay, but within 10 minutes of Rt 13. I just wish some... More 

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Woodbury, New Jersey
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229 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were down in the Cape Charles area and I talked my girl into driving over to see this site. I'm a historicphile and love stuff like this. But it is exactly what it advertises. A tomb. Nothing more, nothing less. Worth five minutes of your time, but not the long drive to get there. Pass it by.

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SE PA
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170 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Drive in the country, find this historical site. Makes me want to do some reading up on Martha Washington.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is a few miles off of Rd 13. Not much to see but memorial. You can take pamphlets that explain it's connection to Arlington.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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310 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

A BEAUTIFUL country site to visit! On site is the grave/tomb of Arlington's Eastern Shore Custis family members, site of the Native American home, the site of the Custis colonial home, and the Old Plantation Creek alongside the property. There are several signage plats explaining the history of the two inhabitants; however, it is faded and peeling so it is... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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136 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

If you're driving through the southern portion of Virginia's Eastern Shore, looking for history, this spot may be worth the stop -- if only for the scenery. The two things to see are the the family burial ground and tomb for John Custis, the father of Martha Washington's first husband, and the four corners of Arlington Plantation, the Custises ancestral... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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181 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Unfortunately, this area lacks the ground maintenance necessary to keep it looking appealing to the public. The homes here are very nice and it is located on an estuary leading into the Bay.

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Richmond, Virginia
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87 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We had some extra time one evening and decided to visit John Custis' Tomb out of curiosity. The site is located several miles off of Rt. 13, down some rural roads and in a quiet residential area. For a place of such historical significance, it almost seems forgotten. The signage is peeling and faded around the house site, where posts... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Not fair to give this an average score, but there is practically nothing here. Two very old tombs with weather worn inscriptions (helpfully there are interpretation signs), and four posts which mark the four corners of the Arlington mansion house, which is otherwise a grass field. The history from here at the Arlington plantation involving General Lee and George Washington... More 

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