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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
This attraction is at Ronald Reagan National Airport
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from Arlington House is great. But the house is undergoing refurbishment. So the exterior is covered with scaffolding. I am sure it is needed and will be finished as soon as possible.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank spiritwheels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view of house from John F. Kennedy gravesite. Unfortunately the house was closed for construction. I will have to return in April for Cherry Blossoms , Robert E Lee house, and Jefferson's Monument. Maybe Washington Monument Elevator will be working.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019

This property was seized by the US government once the Civil War began. There were major renovations ongoing so I could not access the house.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dreamersdoit1
Reviewed 28 March 2019

This will be nice once it re-opens from extensive renovations. Built my George Washingtons' adopted son (no lie!) and then bought by Robert E Lee to live in before the Civil War.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 19 March 2019

the arlington house was closed for renovation . the outside and grounds were excellent the architecture was excellent massive coloums

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank retirednold
Reviewed 10 January 2019

We visited here one Sunday morning. It was very busy. Parking was some distance away, but it was well worth the walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 31 December 2018

The mulitple places to see are amazing. I will need to return with more time to take in everything. Beautiful Building.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rita L
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

We climbed up all the way to the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Arlington House) only to find out that it is undergoing restoration now. Still worth a climb because it is a perfect place to take good panoramic pictures of Washington and Arlington Cemetery. However,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

Arlington House was in severe need of renovations. Now that is happening. The National Park Service administers the site within Arlington National Cemetery. They state that Arlington House will re-open in the Fall of 2019, restored to it's 1860 condition. There is lots of history...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

We have visited Arlington House a number of times over the years and it has got better each time. Not only does it give you a sense of history and the nearness of the south and north in the civil war it gives a sense...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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7 October 2017|
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Response from Sandy F | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the visitors center directly. I am not sure how you would go about booking a ranger-led tour.
4 September 2016|
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Response from duck8to | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are park rangers at the visitor center and Arlington house that can answer all questions including the junior ranger program.