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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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  • Can see Lincoln Memorial from front porch. Was raining so view is probably even more impressive with clear weather. House was beautiful loved the mural hunting scene in back hall. 
  • We traveled to take in Robert E. Lee's home which was the original estate and kept in tact to turn the land into a cemetery for our soldiers. The home tour is free to the public. 
  • Never knew this house existed until my 3rd trip to Arlington Cemetary. I recommend the Lee house as a must do and taking a tour while you are at the Cemetary. Very intersting, guides are very knowledg...  read more »
  • 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
  • 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 absolutely huge. It is extremely moving. The men that are buried here gave everything so that we can have the many freedoms that we enjoy. I highly recommend taking the bus ride around the park it's a great way to see the park and it's informative and you get a great narration while you're traveling through the park.
  • 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.
  • The house is newly renovated and the National Park Service has done a credible job restoring the interior and exterior to what Robert Lee would have seen in the 1800's. There is a small museum of relevant items of historical interest. The grabber is the location. Best photo op in DC is from the front of the house looking downhill to the Potomac. You can spot all the memorials and really get a view of what Pierre L'Enfant envisioned for Washington DC. In fact, L'Enfant is interred just in front of the Lee house. The Lee house is one of the big three at Arlington National Cemetery, the others being the Tomb of the Unknowns (and the famous changing of the guard) and the Kennedy Graves (and the eternal flame). Strongly recommend downloading the Arlington National Cemetery App (ANC Explorer) from either the Apple iTunes store or the Google Play store.
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