Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Arlington

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Walk through the residence and final resting place of well-known Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee when you visit Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial. Tour the restored home in Arlington National Cemetery that has become a memorial to Lee and overlooks the Potomac River, National Mall, and Arlington woods. A tour guide at the front of the house offers a short introduction, then leads you through some of the first-floor rooms. After that, you can wander the house on your own. Take in the furnishings, gardens, and outbuildings as you walk in the footsteps of Lee and his family. Put Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial and other Arlington attractions into our Arlington road trip planning app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I love learning about this time in history. I love the story of the house and how the Union Soldiers took it over. It looks so big on the front, but it's actually not very deep! You'll have to see... 
    I love learning about this time in history. I love the story of the house and how the Union Soldiers took it over. It looks so big on the front, but it's actually not very deep! You'll have to see...  more »
  • I had no idea that Robert E Lee lived on the grounds of what would become Arlington National Cemetery. There is a lot of interesting and not well known history to learn at the Arlington house. Aside.....  more
    I had no idea that Robert E Lee lived on the grounds of what would become Arlington National Cemetery. There is a lot of interesting and not well known history to learn at the Arlington house. Aside.....  more »
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  • We visited the house during a tour of the Cemetery. We almost missed it since it's the last tram stop before heading back to the Visitor Center and the stormy weather tempted us to stay on board. But I am glad we risked the rains! This place is very well-curated. My absolute favorite part of the collection were the rooms adjacent to the smokehouse in the slave quarters. The stories told through the artifacts and visual aids are truly amazing and shed light on an extremely important side of the grounds' history. The rangers were helpful and great sources of supplemental information throughout the grounds. The vistas of the city from the front of the mansion and the garden are breathtaking. Be sure to visit before leaving the cemetery!
  • A truly wonderful place to visit! Lots of history in this home. This is my 5th time visiting the Curtis Lee Mansion and each time I discover something new. We had a wonderful conversation with one of the Park Rangers who really went out of his way to make us welcome and to fill us in on information not readily available. Overall wonderful visit!!!

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