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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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  • Very helpful. Home of the heroes of the civil war was on the Arlington Cemetery, it seems. Cemetery, such as very excellent, but we recommend.
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  • I love history and can never get enough of it. I had never taken a tour of it and when I did I was upset with myself for not taking the tour sooner.  more »
  • There really was not to much to see since the house is going to close for restoration soon. But the views from the hill are absolutely gorgeous!!  more »
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  • It was a beautiful place, and we were lucky to get in before they do their 12 million dollar renovation to the house to preserve the paint and refinish the floors. As well as move in new artifacts and artwork for the house. We'll worth climbing the hill to see this place, the view is very nice also.
  • 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.
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If your trip to America's capital city doesn't include a big budget for accommodations, consider staying on the other side of the Potomac River in the county of Arlington. You’ll find a good selection of both expensive and economical hotels inside Washington, D.C., proper, but staying in Arlington county removes you from the big crowds and allows you to choose from a range of budget-friendly inns and motels. This area also offers extended-stay apartments, many located near the Ballston neighborhood's metro stop.
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