We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-557-0613
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Day Tour of Arlington Virginia
More Info
and up
Private Tour of Washington DC War Memorials and Heros by Van
More Info
and up
Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“civil war” (90 reviews)
“arlington house” (142 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-557-0613
Write a Review
Reviews (740)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 658 reviews

Reviewed 2 days 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 4 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent over an hour up here looking around. We had a tour from the cellar all the way to the attic. It was very neat to see everything!...very interesting!

Thank SABooth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view of DC is spectacular. This view gave a new understanding of the strategic importance of the site during the civil war. The house looks big but is surprisingly small. I learned more about the Lee family connections on both sides of the north/south...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view at the top of the hill. It was the last hill that we climbed. After the civil war, the dead were buried closer to the house. Check section 1, for the original plots. The house itself is being renovated, not much to see...More

Thank lakwatsera2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another memorial which is must see place , great place for education oF American history ,also for paying homage to the great leaders of America .

Thank ashishaurora10
Nearby Restaurants
326 reviews
.82 km away
Bayou Bakery
166 reviews
1.47 km away
122 reviews
1.31 km away
Rhodeside Grill
118 reviews
1.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tomb of the Unknowns
3,122 reviews
.52 km away
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
1,932 reviews
1.07 km away
John F. Kennedy Grave Site
998 reviews
.12 km away
Air Force Memorial
483 reviews
1.48 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
3 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.
3 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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