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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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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love history and can never get enough of it. I had never taken a tour of it and when I did I was upset with myself for not taking the tour sooner.

Thank dgb72
Reviewed 6 days ago

There really was not to much to see since the house is going to close for restoration soon. But the views from the hill are absolutely gorgeous!!

Thank bigmommajaye
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is undergoing some much needed renovations, so we were not able to see all of the rooms in the house. But we did get a glimpse into what life was like without all of the the comforts we take for granted today. The...More

Thank Sandy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being part of the cemetery it had great views over it and into Washington DC . The house is being restored at the moment , but is still full of history . The Slave quarters and the Museum in the garden must be seen as...More

Thank edwinf1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we visited in July 2017, the house was on its way to being renovated/reconstructed so there was not a lot to see inside it. We did enjoy walking inside it, but I'm sure it will be more atmospheric once the are finished (spring 2018,...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best views of the city. Very historic and a nice tour. Go early as the house gets quite warm during the afternoon hours

Thank littlewarrior43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Arlington House has displays to learn from while you wait for the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It's the building you see from Memorial Bridge or the Kennedy Center for the Performing arts. It looks like the Kennedy...More

Thank NEVenturer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in Arlington National Cemetery. Take the shuttle bus up the very steep hills and walk back down. Great view and very historical. The reason the cemetery is there, as it was the plantation home of Colonel and Mrs Robert E Lee. When Lee resigned...More

Thank bobsva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house has already begun the process of being renovated although it was not to be closed for that until August. Advertising stated there were guided tours but, on arrival, we were told no guides were available and we could self guide. Paint was missing...More

Thank Buttersthecat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial is a memorial to the civil's war general Robert E. Lee. Great architecture.

Thank AntoNic7
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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.
4 September 2016|
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Response from HavingFunNow61 | Reviewed this property |
There was a number of rangers on site and one of them gave the tour to a group of adults and children. I saw some Junior ranger material at the Arlington House.
12 June 2016|
Response from eddiec937 | Reviewed this property |
It is a beautiful house that overlooks the DC skyline. The house shows how the people lived during that time period. You get to tour both the first floor and second floor of the house. You first meet under the front porch... More