• Lossing Watercolor of Arlington House

    Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial



The Arlington House story is a fascinating collection of events, personalities, relationships and so much more. As one of our interpretive goals at the park, we are trying to bring this rich story to visitors over the internet and will be regularly posting additional narratives on various subjects. Discover the people, places, and stories of Arlington House on these pages. Check back often for updates.

Did You Know?

Hunting scene mural in back hall of Arlington House

George Washington Parke Custis, builder of Arlington House, was also a painter. Custis painted Revolutionary War battle scenes featuring his 'father', George Washington. He also painted murals of hunting scenes in the back hall of the house.