Family Parlor

Parlor with green furniture and paintings on the wall


The House’s Spiritual Center
This parlor was the center of religious life at the mansion. Family, guests, and enslaved household workers gathered here for morning and evening prayers led by the Custis-Lee women. Robert and Mary Lee married in this room. According to oral tradition, enslaved workers Thornton and Selina Gray and Charles and Maria Syphax, George Washington Parke Custis’ daughter, also held their weddings here.

Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis Lee married in this room on June 30, 1831. Their wedding joined two of the most prominent families in not only Virginia, but in the entire American South.

Arlington House First Floor Floorplan
First Floor
North Slave Quarters Museum Exhibit    Miss Judy's Quarters    Portico    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    South Slave Quarters museum exhibit    Smokehouse

Last updated: June 30, 2021

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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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