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“Robert E Lee House”

Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 8 March 2012

A great home. I have mixed feelings about the government taking this away for the Lee's

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

The view from the highest point in Arlington Cemetery is great. The house in itself has some furniture from the time, but what really makes the climb worth is the view. Inside there's not much to see.

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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Arlington House used to belong to the family of Confederate General Robert E Lee through his wife. This estate, once occupied by the Lees was turned into a cemetery and memorial for the Union dead from the very early days of the Civil War thus ensuring that the Lees could not return to the property. The view of Washington and the surroundings is stunning. As is the history of the property and the sequence of events that have established Arlington Cemetery as THE National Cemetery.

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

If you are not with a large group this is a nice gig. The view is great and makes great pictures on a sunny day.

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Reviewed 15 February 2012

When I visited here in December, the house was still being renovated after getting pretty banged up in the DC earthquake and it was kind of in rough shape. It's still very interesting though!

The inside of the house is a great little snapshot of Antebellum/Civil War America, complete with fireplace mantles picked out by General Lee himself. Photos are allowed in the house, which is great.

The view is also incredible. I went on a monument tour with Walk of the Town DC and our guide told us Kennedy's gravesite is right below the house because he once visited this house with Jackie and told her he could spend eternity looking at this view.... now he is. JFK wasn't wrong, it's fantastic. In fact the main architect of DC, L'Enfant, was reinterred in front of the house overlooking what he designed.

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