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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Created: 2019/05/19 05:26 AM         Last Updated: 2019/08/19 05:26 AM

Attraction Details Attraction Name:Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House was the home of Robert E. Lee and his family for 30 years and is uniquely associated with the Washington and Custis families. George Washington Parke Custis built the house to be his home and a memorial to George Washington, his step-grandfather. It is now preserved as a memorial to General Lee, who gained the respect of Americans in both the North and the South.

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George Washington Memorial Parkway c/o Turkey Run Park McLean VA USA

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Arlington House is located inside Arlington National Cemetery. From Washington DC you can drive to the cemetery by crossing the Memorial Bridge. In Virginia access to the cemetery is from the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Detailed driving directions can be found in the Carpooling/ Vanpooling section.


Unauthorized vehicles cannot drive into the cemetery. Parking for Arlington House is available at the Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Center. Handicapped parking is available at the Old Administration Building, located behind Arlington House.

Public Transportation
The Memorial is also accessible by the Blue Line of the Metro subway system. The Arlington Cemetery subway station is near the Visitor Center for the cemetery.

Getting Around
Arlington House can be reached by a 10-minute walk from the cemetery Visitor Center/parking area. You can also get to the memorial on Tourmobile. For a small fee you can ride a shuttle bus and hear a narrated tour of Arlington Cemetery. The shuttle bus stops at the President Kennedy gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington House and then returns to the visitor center. You can get off and reboard the shuttle at any of the stops.