Lee Chapel and Museum, Lexington

4.7
History and heritage meet in this Victorian chapel, center of Washington and Lee University activities since its construction in 1867.

Visit and learn the story of the 250 year history of the University, whose benefactor was George Washington and whose president was Robert E.Lee - two of America's most famous generals, who just happened to be related by marriage.

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  • Historical Church containing the office of Robert E. Lee while he was president of the college, and his family crypt a few feet from it. His famous horse Traveller is buried outside.  more »
  • Beautiful chapel and interesting museum dedicated to the Lee family that fought to win American Independence and protect it during the 18th and 19th centuries. R.E.Lee is here, a man who served in the...  more »
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  • Outstanding location. Having a volunteer give background on the chapel is well worth it. The museum does an excellent job of of interpreting the school and Robert E. Lee. Highly recommend a stop here. A good place to learn about the links between George Washington and the Lee family.
  • It was a great experience. For history lovers it is a must. The vault of Lee's family members was a bit anticlimactic but Lee's office and his church were very interesting.

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