Plan Your Visit

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All buildings at Arlington House are free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Thank you for your patience as we manage capacity and distancing to ensure a safe visit for all.

Arlington House is located in Arlington National Cemetery. Please visit their website to learn more about current conditions and how to enter the cemetery.

Take a self-guided tour through the first floor of Arlington House. While passing through Robert E Lee’s office, the family parlors, and the center hall, you will view museum exhibits and period furniture and objects associated with Mr. and Mrs. Lee, George Washington, and George Washington Parke Custis.

Getting There
Access to Arlington House is through Arlington National Cemetery either from the Cemetery’s Parking Garage or by Arlington Cemetery Metro. You cannot drive directly to Arlington House. From within the Cemetery you can take the Arlington Cemetery Tour trolley, or walk, about 15-20 minutes from the Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Center Security Access Point up a hill to Arlington House.

Most visitors spend 15-20 minutes touring Arlington House.

Restricted Areas
The self-guided tour is restricted to the first floor south wing only. Stay on the carpets and do not cross the rails. The space is monitored by security cameras and alarm systems. Do not attempt to touch or get close to historic objects in the house. Look but do not touch.

Restricted Items Inside Buildings
The National Park Service prohibits the following inside Arlington House, the museum, and the North and South Slave Quarters:

  • Smoking;

  • Food and drink (except a small quantity of sealed food items);

  • Strollers;

  • Bags larger than 18 x 16 x 8 inches;

  • Animals (except service animals);

  • Glass;

  • Weapons;

  • Ammunition;

  • Mace or aerosols;

  • Explosives or highly flammable substances

Please enter at the conservatory, near the back of the plantation house.

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.

All three buildings are open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Last updated: July 1, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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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