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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
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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
This attraction is at Ronald Reagan National Airport
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an interesting house and just as interesting a story, but there is really nothing to see. Inside is not worth going to.

Thank Peg W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife absolutely loved this house. So much history & so well preserved for. The sandstone is very well kept. The gardens are beautiful & even the views on top of the hill of the surrounds are just PERFECT. A DEFINITE MUST SEE.

Thank Rick T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a beauty in seeing this old plantation home sit high atop this hallowed site. Though originally meant to slander the Lee family, it's almost as if Lee takes guardianship of those who fill the ranks and files of the honored heros buried here.

Thank Lance M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house was closed when I visited over Memorial Day weekend. However, we were able to walk up the fence area and look over.

Thank TLBowman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Robert.E Lees house is a very beautiful building and is under refurb.Although you cannot go in if the inside is as good as the outside it will be well worth a visit.

Thank David R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had planned to walk up to Arlington house on the day we visited the area, the back story of the building and estate, the link with Robert E. Lee through his wife, plus the progressive actions that lead to the creation of Arlington National...More

Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful site! Amazing that the dead were placed in view of Robert E Lees home as a constant reminder to the sacrifice incurred

Thank mrdeanm1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A national treasure. Sad how it's falling into disrepair. It's history remains us that regardless of our convictions, our actions have far reaching consequences.

Thank tim_b_toolman
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

You cannot get too many better views of the city than from the top of the hill at Arlington. The walk is worth it!. The house is currently closed for renovations as of early May 2018.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Despite the actual house being closed for renovations right now, it is still well worth going to this area of the cemetery for the amazing views and historical elements.

Thank mlbdld
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BostonFamilyof5
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Sandy F | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the visitors center directly. I am not sure how you would go about booking a ranger-led tour.
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Sara_sakflva
September 3, 2016|
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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.
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