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Description - This national memorial preserves and protects the house where Robert E. Lee, commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia, lived for 30 years. The memorial overlooks the Potomac River and Washington, D.C., and is now the site of Arlington National Cemetery.

Recreation - Arlington House is open to visitors and a brochure provides information for a self-guided tour. National Park staff, in period costume, are stationed in the main areas to talk informally with visitors. Guided tours are available by appointment for groups from October through March. The first floor of the house and the museum are accessible. The house has a self-operated lift while the museum is accessible at ground level.

The Memorial is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from April through September and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from October through March. Robert E. Lee's birthday is recognized in January and the Lees' wedding anniversary is observed June 30 with special events. There are no fees charged to enter the property.

Climate - This region experiences hot and humid weather during the summer months with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. December, January and February are the coldest months. Long spring and fall seasons are pleasant with moderate temperatures.

Location - This site lies on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in northeastern Virginia. It is accessible by shuttle bus or foot from the Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Center and parking area. Access from Washington is via the Memorial Bridge. The Memorial is also accessible by the Blue Line of the Metro subway system.

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Contact Information:
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, c/o George Washington Mem. Pkwy, Turkey Run Park , McLean, VA, 22101, Phone: 703-557-0613

Additional Information:
Alexandria Area - Minutes from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is a charming waterfront community featuring cobblestone streets, 18th and 19th century architecture, historic sites, tours, shops, restaurants and special events.
Northern Virginia Travel Region - In the shadow our nation's capitol, Virginia is home to many American bald eagles and other abundant wildlife. This rapidly expanding area still offers an oasis for the refreshment of the mind, body and spirit.
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