• Lossing Watercolor of Arlington House

    Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial



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?

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.