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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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  • On our visit to Arlington National Cemetery, we visited Arlington House, the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee which is now a memorial to him. It sits atop a steep hill overlooking the Potomac...  more »
  • General Lee sure did have a nice view. The grounds and vista sure makes the visit. Good location to ponder success, and the historical implications of loyalty. A must see site. 
  • the Open House is relatively small, but considering that admission is free, we are not complaining at all. Pretty well everything that surrounds it.
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  • I had the privilege of visiting here during spring break. It is absolutely beautiful. It's very quiet and peaceful, despite the huge groups of people that came during spring break as well. The cemetery is huge, so unfortunately I didn't have time to explore all the places. Bring comfortable walking shoes and plenty of water if you plan on making this an all day adventure. It's worth a visit.
  • This cemetery is big. But worth going not to be missed. It's a 20min walk from the visiting centre to guard change at the tomb of the unknown soldier. You can see beautiful views of the Washington monuments
  • Beautiful house/mansion up on the hill, perhaps with the best view of Washington D.C. other than perhaps the Washington Monument. It's a bit of a museum and a nice place to get out of the sun for awhile.
  • It's fun to vsit the old family home of Lee, where he lived before they turned his backyard into a cemetary. But we weer husseled through through with a bit too many visitors. Not to be missed though.
  • Wow this is the highest point of the Cemetery. Beautiful scenic view towards DC and its monuments. The house is beautifully restored and it is climate controlled to give visitors a well deserve break from the walk up.