Things To Do

 
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In the Conservatory

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House Tours

When visiting Arlington House, you may walk through the mansion at your own pace or you can ask if there is a scheduled tour available. The tours start on the hour and take between thirty and forty-five minutes. Normally, tours occur on weekends in the winter or every day in the summer. The guided tours take you to areas not normally accessible and meet under the large tree behind the house.

Virtual Tour

 
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In the Garden

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The Museum and Enslaved Quarters

The Robert E. Lee 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 enslaved quarters are located on the North and South ends of Arlington House and help to tell other parts of the Arlington House story.

 
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The National Mall

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Other Sites

Arlington National Cemetery surrounds Arlington House, occupying more than half of the 1100 acres of land that was Arlington Plantation, home of George Washington Parke Custis and Robert E. Lee. Visit the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy and see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The National Mall is just across the Potomac River from Arlington House. The National Mall and Memorial Parks include the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the National World War II Memorial.

Arlington House is administered by the George Washington Memorial Parkway and also includes the Netherlands Carillon and the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (often called the Iwo Jima Memorial), both located just north of Arlington Cemetery. The parkways runs alongside the Potomac River from the American Legion Bridge on the beltway to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate.

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

McLean , VA 22101

Phone:

(703) 235-1530

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