Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, USA
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial Reviews
Fomerly the Custis-Lee Mansion Jun 16, 2012
As part of the Robert E.Lee memorial, Arlington house has been maintained and is currently undergoing renovation. The beautiful Greek style mansion was the home of the former confederate general Robert E. Lee. It sits up on a hill overlooking the nations capital, the Potomac River and the National Mall.
The grounds of the mansion were converted into a cemetery during the American Civil war to ensure that the general does not return to his home. The mansion stands on 1,100 acres of land, and was built by the step grand son of George Washington.
The house was turned into a memorial for Robert E. Lee by the United States government to honor him. A museum in it show cases the Arlington lineage photos, what each room in the house was used for, even the uniform of the general. It is quite a neat setting. I'm sure when the renovations are complete it will be a much more engaging museum.
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