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. For thirty years prior to the Civil War, the Lee family lived at Arlington.


Lee before and after 1861

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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Civil War era stereo view photograph of enslaved housekeeper Selina Gray

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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Selina Grey

Selina Gray

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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Robert E Lee Virtual Exhibit

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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