Robert E. Lee Museum
The Robert E. Lee Museum at Arlington House contains exhibits and artifacts about Robert E. Lee and his family. Included are original objects from the Lee and Custis families.
The museum is open almost every day of the year from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The museum is closed on Christmas and New Years Day, as is Arlington House and Arlington National Cemetery.
You can also explore the museum collections using the Virtual Museum Exhibit. This virtual exhibit tells the story of three influential families, the Washington's, the Custis' and the Lee's. It highlights the home as a memorial to George Washington and its importance to the Lee family. Family stories are vividly told through personal belongings that were used and treasured at Arlington House.
Did You Know?
Robert E. Lee made his decision to resign from the US Army in his bedchamber on the second floor of Arlington House. Lee wrote his resignation letter the night of April 20, 1861, and left two days later, never to return.