Family Parlor



The Lee and Custis families entertained their guests in this parlor and gathered as a family for morning and evening prayers. This room witnessed several special occasions as well. Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Randolph Custis were married here on June 30, 1831 underneath the archway to the left. Stories also state that two weddings between enslaved couples were performed in this location. George Washington Parke Custis, builder and owner of Arlington House, would often fall asleep in the company of his pet cat while sitting around the fireplace at the rear of this room.

Arlington House First Floor Floorplan
First Floor
Center Hall | Conservatory | Custis Bedchamber | Custis Guest Room | Dining Room | Family Parlor | Hunting Hall | Morning Room | Office | School Room | White ParlorPortico    Bath and Water Closet    Outer Hall Pantry    Inner Hall    Dining Room    Store Room    White Parlor    Hunting Hall    Conservatory    School Room    Morning Room    Family Parlor    Guest Chamber    Custis Bedchamber    Center Hall    Office and Studio    Selina Gray's Quarters    Summer Kitchen / George Clark's Quarters

Last updated: November 18, 2015

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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
700 George Washington Memorial Parkway
c/o Turkey Run Park

McLean , VA 22101


(703) 235-1530

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