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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-557-0613
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In these polarized times, it is easly to lump this house in with all "confederate" memorials and bring in bulldozers to level the place. There is a reason the Park-Custis mansion ended up in Arlington National Cemetery and that reason rises above the political dialogue.The...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice historical home with small farm just like in the old days. Best part is the view of DC. This is also a nice spot to see the cemetery from higher ground.

Thank Félix C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went up to the house but it had already closed for the day. They are to rehab to the house currently but it gave so amazing views of the city. You cannot get up here with stroller unless you carry or bump it up the...More

Thank DRLaskeyTrips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to visit Arlington House. It offers a WONDERFUL view of the city skyline from the front porch!

Thank clevel28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Arlington and I have always meant to visit this site. You can see it, perched up on the hill, from the George Washington Memorial Parkway as you drive by Arlington Cemetery. I checked the National Park Service web site for the site,...More

Thank Betty B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really cool site. The view from the house over the cemetery, breath taking. The house was closed when we were there for renovations, so we didn't get to go inside...bummer. We did the trolley ride while at Arlington Field to avoid all the walking, well...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arlington House - run by the National Park Service - has been undergoing renovations for a while now but there are still artifacts on site that can be viewed on the lower level of the mansion. Make sure you ask one of the rangers...More

Thank Boise_Jax
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house is currently under renovation. All Historic articles have been removed from the site and are in safe keeping off site. Park Service staff were very informative from a table in from of the building. The building does show signs of needing repairs. I...More

1  Thank Wirunaways
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the region when the Charlottesville incident happened and I guess being from the UK and not knowing much about the confederate history, it was interesting to see the house and look at all the information and read why there is a split...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arlington House sits atop Arlington Cemetery. I won't lie. It's a real hike to get there from the visitor's center on foot. Next time I visit I'll use one of the tours offered so as to get closer without all the walking. That being said,...More

1  Thank williambG4022RN
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Sara_sakflva
3 September 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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Sara_sakflva
3 September 2016|
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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.
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12 June 2016|
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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
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