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    Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial


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In 1802, construction began on Arlington House. Since then, it has served as a family home, a military headquarters, a national cemetery, and more. On these pages are some of the stories of Arlington House, from the early years to the present day.

Did You Know?

Arlington House sits above the Women in Military Service for America memorial

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, is inside Arlington National Cemetery. The cemetery occupies just over half of the 1100 acres of the original Arlington plantation.