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Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial
In northern Virginia, in Arlington
The house that Robert E. Lee lived in for 30 years today is a memorial to Lee, who gained the respect of northerners and southerners through his service in the Civil War. The antebellum home overlooks the Potomac River and Washington, DC. The memorial was authorized in 1925, transferred to the Park Service in 1933, designated the Custis-Lee Mansion in 1955, and renamed in 1972.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Touring the house. Facilities: House and museum. Programs & Events:
Self-guided tours. Guided tours (Sept.-May). Lee's Birthday (Jan.), Lee s wedding anniversary (June 30). Tips & Hints: Busiest Apr. and July, least crowded Jan. and Feb.
HOW TO GET THERE
The memorial is accessible by shuttle bus or by a 10-minute walk from the Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Center parking area. Access from Washington, DC, is via the Memorial Bridge. Access from Virginia is from the George Washington Memorial Pkwy. The memorial is also accessible by the blue line of the Metro subway system. Closest airport: Reagan.
FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS
Free. Tickets distributed at site beginning at 9:15 in summer. Arrive early to reserve tickets. Tickets are stamped with entry time. Ticket system in place Memorial Day to Labor Day only. Memorial open daily 9:30-4:30.
Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (c/o National Park Service, George Washington Memorial Pkwy., Turkey Run Park, McLean, VA 22101, tel. 703/235-1530).