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Why go there?

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, is a Greek Revival-style mansion located in Arlington, Virginia, that was once the home of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee. It overlooks the Potomac River and the National Mall in Washington, D.C. During the American Civil War, the grounds of the mansion were selected as the site of Arlington National Cemetery, and the house itself became a memorial to Lee after his death in 1870. Today, Arlington House is open to the public as a museum operated by the National Park Service.

About the Park

  • Historical

  • Museum

  • Guided tours

  • Civil War

  • Famous Americans

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