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Address: 2157 Arlington Chase Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310-2087

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Learn link to Arlington Natl Cemetery, Lee House, & Martha Washington

Drive in the country, find this historical site. Makes me want to do some reading up on Martha Washington.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 July 2016
netherholt
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SE PA

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Stafford, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in history at all, especially American history, you will find this site fascinating. In addition to the connection with George Washington and Robert E. Lee, Arlington was also the de facto capitol of Virginia during Bacon's Rebellion. The location is beautiful, on the Chesapeake Bay, but within 10 minutes of Rt 13. I just wish some... More 

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Woodbury, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were down in the Cape Charles area and I talked my girl into driving over to see this site. I'm a historicphile and love stuff like this. But it is exactly what it advertises. A tomb. Nothing more, nothing less. Worth five minutes of your time, but not the long drive to get there. Pass it by.

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SE PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Drive in the country, find this historical site. Makes me want to do some reading up on Martha Washington.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is a few miles off of Rd 13. Not much to see but memorial. You can take pamphlets that explain it's connection to Arlington.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

A BEAUTIFUL country site to visit! On site is the grave/tomb of Arlington's Eastern Shore Custis family members, site of the Native American home, the site of the Custis colonial home, and the Old Plantation Creek alongside the property. There are several signage plats explaining the history of the two inhabitants; however, it is faded and peeling so it is... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

If you're driving through the southern portion of Virginia's Eastern Shore, looking for history, this spot may be worth the stop -- if only for the scenery. The two things to see are the the family burial ground and tomb for John Custis, the father of Martha Washington's first husband, and the four corners of Arlington Plantation, the Custises ancestral... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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166 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Unfortunately, this area lacks the ground maintenance necessary to keep it looking appealing to the public. The homes here are very nice and it is located on an estuary leading into the Bay.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

We had some extra time one evening and decided to visit John Custis' Tomb out of curiosity. The site is located several miles off of Rt. 13, down some rural roads and in a quiet residential area. For a place of such historical significance, it almost seems forgotten. The signage is peeling and faded around the house site, where posts... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Not fair to give this an average score, but there is practically nothing here. Two very old tombs with weather worn inscriptions (helpfully there are interpretation signs), and four posts which mark the four corners of the Arlington mansion house, which is otherwise a grass field. The history from here at the Arlington plantation involving General Lee and George Washington... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

If you would like to say you visited John Custis' Tomb, please go. Only thing there is....the tomb. Just off main road, so you wouldn't have to go out of your way.

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