The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial is located in Arlington National Cemetery. The land was once a 1,100 acre plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. His only surviving child, Mary Anna Randolph Custis, married Robert E. Lee in 1831. Arlington was home to the Lee family for nearly thirty years, prior to the Civil War.

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Civil War era stereo view photograph of enslaved housekeeper Selina Gray

Just found rare stereogram of Selina Gray

We have just acquired a rare and previously unknown Civil War era stereogram of enslaved housekeeper Selina Gray.

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Lee before and after 1861

Get to Know Robert E. Lee

As a young boy, Robert E. Lee visited Arlington often and married Mary Anna Randolph Custis. Long before he became the person we know today.

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Robert E Lee Virtual Exhibit

Check Out Our Virtual Museum Exhibit

Explore Arlington House and learn more about its most famous resident, Robert E. Lee. This virtual exhibit tells the story of three families.

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Selina Grey

Selina Gray was an important part of the Story

As a second-generation Arlington slave Selina Gray had her own connection to Arlington and helped protect the home when it was necessary.

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