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“Learned something new on my visit to Arlington National Cemetary”

Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Ranked #12 of 86 things to do in Arlington
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I did not know that Robert E. Lee's former home, the Curtis-Lee Mansion, was on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Nor did I know the grounds were chosen and taken from him during the Civil War for our national cemetery to ensure he never could return there. #fitting

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Great history concerning the beginning of Arlington National Cemetery. Well kept monument. Would have been nice to have been able to visit the inside.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful but in need of serious work. It is currently closed for repairs and I would say it will be magnificent when complete given its location.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is currently close for renovation, but it provides the best view of Arlington and a great view of DC as a whole. One of several spots to visit in Arlington and a good bit of information, when open.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

High on a hill top in the cemetery, it is a big walk. I recommend taking the trolley if your not in shape. The house itself is cool, but not super special as in, its just a house that is old and kept up, it is more about the history of the house and its surroundings. One of the best views from in front. People working at the house very helpful.

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