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Review of Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
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Ranked #7 of 91 things to do in Arlington
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Owner description: 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.
Indianapolis
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“View is incredible”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

We were there in mid Sept so not very crowded. Only had a short wait to go in the house as they only let 10-12 people in at a time. During the wait they have a guide tell interesting stories about Robt E Lee, the history of the house and his family and connection to George Washington. Looking from the back patio you have a marvelous view of DC and the Potomac River.

Visited September 2013
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minnesota
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“No Ranger”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

When we went in the Ranger was called away and we were left alone. The house is OK but we have seen Southern Plantations that are much better. The outside is very picturesque.

Visited September 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Complete Your visit To Arlington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

No visit to Arlington is complete without going to see Arlington House. They do a marvelous job at the home of giving you a brief history of Robert E. Lee and the Civil War. The volunteers also do a nice job of describing the various rooms and what they were used for during the time. The views of Washington and the cemetery are spectacular. Don't miss this.

Visited August 2013
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great historical house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

While travelling through Arlington, this house can be seen from nearly anywhere. The staff at the house does a really good job; you start by sitting in some rows of benches where they give you the history on how Arlington came to be and more on the life of Robert E. Lee and Washington.

The house itself was pretty cool, I can't imagine many houses back in those days had such grandeur. Definitely stop here if you are at Arlington, its worth the walk-through.

Visited August 2013
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Paulina, Louisiana
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“Highest site in Arlington Cemetary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Home of Confederate General Robert E Lee. Highest site in Arlington cemetery which provided awesome view of a good portion of the cemetery and also DC from a distance. Good history lesson on George Washington and his connection with Robert E Lee.

Visited August 2013
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