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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
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"slave quarters"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When I visited several years ago, the house was set up with period furniture. This time the house was completely empty. Not a good time to visit. Disappointed.

Thank Debra R
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The inside of the house is pretty raw but the rangers make the experience. The painting on upper wall near back inside of house is nice. The view out front is good. The slave quarters outback are well done and interesting to visit & read...More

Thank DachK
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Did not know Arrington cemetery was the plantation of Robert E Lee. The house is almost all original wood work . Built way before the civil war.

Thank Dale S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Come for the view , learn the history. There is no better view of Washington DC! It does not matter the time of year. Try to get to the Arlington House before the Spring of 2018. A nine month renovation starts and the grounds may...More

Thank Carl L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a born and raised lifelong 'west' or 'left' coaster, you simply do not learn the deep and historical regional details of the entire country. Ask me anything about the California Missions, the Gold Rush of 1849, the Sierra Nevada, etc. Ask me about Civil...More

Thank PAC626
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

To be such a noteable place in history, better efforts should have been taken for preservation of the home in its natural state...turning the building into a tourist attraction with rails, signs, spotlights, etc., has ruined the beauty and "awe factor" of the site as...More

Thank MomWins19
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, formerly named the Custis-Lee Mansion; sit majestically overlooking Arlington National Cemetery, The National Mall, and the Potomac River. This home was built by George Washington Custis, grandson of Martha Washington by her first marriage to Daniel Park Custis....More

Thank Maggi713
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

The location is worthy of pictures, but spend time on the building history and family history too. And tour a building being kept in good condition to represent the era.

Thank Ontario76
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This historic home is in need of a major renovation. This can only be accomplished with donations. please visit and give what you can.

Thank beach4love
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

This site is on the grounds of Arlington Cemetery. I was really excited to see this National Historic Site but it was a bit of a mess. The National Park Service has received a grant to restore the mansion so it is in the process...More

Thank Sarah C
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BostonFamilyof5
7 October 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
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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