Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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Kimberly B
3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
I did not go into the house, but the gardens around the house and the view of DC from the top is completely worth the hike!
Written 21 September 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,760 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Arlington House was the home of Robert E. Lee's family before the Civil War. Lee vacated the house to assume leadership of the Confederate troops at the start of the Civil War. Eventually, Union forces began burying fallen soldiers in the fields surrounding Arlington House, including as close to the house as possible to dissuade the Lees from ever returning.
Written 10 September 2023
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anderson213
Hannibal, MO808 contributions
May 2023 • Family
There's a lot of good information here. There's material about his career and I had not realized that Gerald Ford officially restored citizenship and pardoned him in 1975.

Lee has become a controversial figure in recent years. It's nice to see more of than man than a symbol of the Confederacy. There are slave quarters and some slave stories mentioned on the property. I only wish that the Burkes would have had a more prominent place, which would have showed an even more humanly and compassionate figure.
Written 13 June 2023
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dbinhou7511
Houston, TX1,563 contributions
Mar 2023
Part of the original history of the cemetery. Interesting house to tour. It doesn't take long. Has a great view of Washington.
Written 15 May 2023
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Lynn S
League City, TX619 contributions
Mar 2023
This mansion is where Gen. Robert E. Lee lived before the Civil War began. As retribution for Lee choosing to lead the Southern troops, war dead were buried all around the mansion to discourage Lee's return and thus was the beginning of Arlington National Cemetery. The hop on hop off tram drops you off near the house. The ground are beautiful and the views of the city of Washington DC are nothing short of spectacular. You can go inside and tour the house. There are slave quarters behind the home which you can also tour as well as a small museum. There's no charge for any of it unless you want to buy something at the small gift shop. I miss this on my first trip to Arlington, but I didn't on the next two!
Written 24 March 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,191 contributions
Dec 2022
The residence of Confederate general Robert E. Lee is a typical Southern plantation. Occupying a prime focal point across the Potomac River, Arlington House is a recreation of Lee's time in the house. While the details of the house is well preserved and illustrated, the view of Washington DC outside the place is impressive.
Written 17 December 2022
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tawny1956
Millsboro, DE529 contributions
Jun 2022
Absolutely a must see if you are at the National Cemetery! It is full of history, beautiful architecture and absolutely wonderful views of the National Mall!
Written 22 June 2022
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embeyfar
Salt Lake City, UT78 contributions
Apr 2022
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 that for yourself! Out back you can see the slave quarters, which my kids were super fascinated by. The guides at the house were very nice and knowledgeable.
Written 30 April 2022
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DLP
New Jersey1,926 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
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 from the house itself there are also the slave quarters to explore and the views from the front porch should not be missed. Highly recommend a stop at this location.
Written 26 April 2022
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Lottelli
Wirral, UK2,465 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Inside the house is done up as it would have been. It tells you the goings on in the house including in the building used to house the slaves who work at the house.
The history of the house is interesting and it is also interesting this is a tribute to Lee. At the front there are amazing views over DC
Written 7 April 2022
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