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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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Chatsworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth every second going through the home. Great historical location helping me learn about the Lees, their family, and their property

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Park Service did a nice job with the tour. The house is very worn. It is in need of alot of work. There is a bathroom close to the house. The museum is small. I was disappointed with the condition pf the site but it doesn't change the historical significance. It's certainly worth getting off the trolley tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a history guy, this is right up my alley. I have to say, the Lee-Custis family sure knew how to pick building sites for their homes. From the peak of what use to be known as "Mount Washington," you can see the entire mall area of DC from this location and it is breathtaking. Custis began constructing Arlington House... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

On our visit to Arlington National Cemetery, we visited Arlington House, the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee which is now a memorial to him. It sits atop a steep hill overlooking the Potomac and most of the National Mall in Washington, DC. One can see the Washington Monument very clearly as it dominates the skyline. Below the hill,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

General Lee sure did have a nice view. The grounds and vista sure makes the visit. Good location to ponder success, and the historical implications of loyalty. A must see site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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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