Basic Information

Summers on the parkway are generally hot and humid, with daytime highs frequently above 90 degrees Fahrenheit and scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Please carry water while participating in physical activity and be prepared to take shelter from lightning. Winters on the parkway are generally cold, with nighttime lows frequently near freezing and occasional snowfall. Please be alert for snowplows and icy spots on roadways. Weather during spring and fall is generally moderate, but can change quickly.

Entrance Fees:

No Fee - $0.00

There is no fee for Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial


In 1925 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 when he pushed for reconstruction 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: March 4, 2016

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Mailing Address:

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

McLean , VA 22101


(703) 235-1530

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