Arlington House Self-Guided Tour
Due to operations under COVID-19 no group tours are being allowed at this time.
No Ranger Programs at this time.
The 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 two slave quarters are located on the North and South ends of Arlington House and help to tell the story of those enslaved at Arlington House.
In 1925, the United States designated Arlington House as a National Memorial to Robert E. Lee. This designation was the result of the respect he earned from the North and South in avocating for reconciliation after the Civil War.
Arlington House is a Greek revival style mansion located in Arlington, Virginia. The house was once the home of Robert E. Lee and his wife. The house overlooks the Potomac River and the National Mall in Washington, D.C. During the American Civil War, the grounds of the mansion were selected as the site of Arlington National Cemetery.
Last updated: January 3, 2022