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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

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Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: +1 703-557-0613
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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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Amazing views.

You can see the entire area of DC from this location and it is breathtaking. For the view alone you should see this. The museum was under rehab while we were there, but the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see the entire area of DC from this location and it is breathtaking. For the view alone you should see this. The museum was under rehab while we were there, but the history on Lee's family owning this place and how it was acquired is very interesting. The tomb of unknown civil war soldiers is also here and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a woman dressed in period costume who gave us a tour of the house and told us about its history and that of the occupants, We found it very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house is quite a hike up the hill in the cemetery, but is well worth it. A step back into history into the Civil War era, the house of Robert E Lee is quite a fascinating sight.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bad first: - It's a hike up a big hill to get there. - The building itself is in restoration with some limited access. - The park ranger was my crazy uncle Eddie after a dungeons and dragons binge. The good: - Tremendous view of Washington DC from his front porch, and the irony of General Lee being able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fine House, overlooking not just Arlington National Cemetery, but the City of Washington D.C. itself, is full of history. Now under the sensitive care of the wonderful National Parks Service, it's the "top of the hill" stopping-off-point if you take the "Hop-on, Hop-off" Tour of the Cemetery. We had been here before, and hopefully, we will get to visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm so glad I was able to visit this place. It's a must!! If you like history you have to take the time to visit this place. I have read about the civil war and about Robert E Lee and I wanted to make sure I saw what the union soldiers did at his place. A beautiful place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a stop on the Visitor Trolley. It is well worth your while to pay this a visit as the views are amazing from here. The mansion is a short tour, but interesting. There are portraits of the Lee family, and docents to answer your questions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is within Arlington Cemetery and is one of the stops on the trolley tour. Excellent view of DC from here. Interesting walk through the house.

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful old mansion with an outstanding history. Quite a view of Washington. Well maintained with original art and furniture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see the memorial on your way to JFK's grave and it is so pretty. And you have an awesome view from up there.

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