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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. Make Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial a centerpiece of your Arlington vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Arlington trip generator.
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  • It is the house where Washington lived. It is on the top of a mountain in Arlington. It is quite deep...  more »
  • An opportunity to see the living quarters as they were at the time. Interesting artwork by father and daughter  more »
  • This is a charming stop if you are seeing the cemetery. Not outstanding but very interesting. A lovely home that shows how upper middle class lived during the Civil war. It has the sad story of a fami...  more »
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  • Interpreters there were helpful with good tours. Very interesting history of how people were connected. One of the best views of the entire city, you can see Watergate all the way to the Pentagon.
  • Great view of the Cemetery and of Washington. I enjoyed the bygone era paintings and furniture. Cannot believe how we lived over 130 years ago.
  • At door you can have a panoramic view of DC. First floor is open for visit. Before you leave from the back door, DO REMEMBER read the post of NPS, you will get to know the interesting fact that there are more African American descendants than white ones of the first first family.
  • Nice really nice. Witj nice exhibit s
  • Arlington House is not stroller friendly, nor are most of the paths. This was not mentioned when we asked a tour guide about locations and tours at the cemetery. The tour guides offered little knowledge other than the minute facts they regurgitated with every tour. A tour bus runs every 15 minutes, but they will make you wait to load the bus that is already in que (for us that was in the cold wind with a baby).