Arlington House, also known as the Robert E. Lee Memorial, is a 16-acre site with historic significance. You can see this important attraction on your visit to Arlington National Cemetery.
Built at a high point in Arlington in 1802-1804 and overlooking the Potomac River and Washington D.C., this Greek revival style mansion was the home of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee. The home includes an imposing portico fronted by eight large columns. You will love the views from this location. Inside the house, are several rooms decorated with period furniture, offering a glimpse of life at the Arlington House before the Civil War.
During the Civil War, the grounds of the mansion were selected as the site for Arlington National Cemetery, in part to ensure that Lee never returns home. The mansion has since been designated as a national memorial.
You can find the Arlington House by climbing the hill at the end of Memorial Avenue and passing the JFK gravesite. The mansion is quite visible and easy to find. You will likely find many other visitors making way alone or by guided tours. Just follow the crowd and you’ll get there.
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