Arlington House, The Robert  E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

In A Nutshell

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the park's hours?

Arlington House is open daily from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. year round. The park is closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Arlington National Cemetery is open April- September from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. October- March.

Is there a fee to visit the park?

There are no admission charges to enter the Cemetery or Arlington House.

What is the closest Metro Station?

Arlington Cemetery, a stop on Metro's blue line, is the closest station to the park. For more information, visit Metro's website.

Recommended Reading

Below is a list of secondary sources which address topics, issues and themes relevant to the history of the Arlington estate.

Arlington House Handbook

Old Arlington: The Story of the Robert E. Lee Memorial

Robert E. Lee

Wartime Papers of R .E. Lee Lee, The Last Years R. E. Lee Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee: By His Son Lee Considered: General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History Robert E. Lee: A Biography

Lee Family History

Coulling, Mary P. The Lee Girls. Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, 1987.

Craven, Avery. "To Markie," The Letters of Robert E. Lee to Martha Custis Williams. Boston, MA: Harvard University Press, 1934.

Growing Up in the 1850s: The Journal of Agnes Lee The American Revolution in the South Mrs. Robert E. Lee Colonel Parke of Virginia The Lees of Virginia: Seven Generations of an American Family

Torbert, Alice Coyle. Eleanor Calvert and Her Circle. New York: The William-Frederick Press, 1950.

The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book


Blassingame, John W. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1972.

Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 2000.

Clinton, Catherine. The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.

Perdue, Charles L., Thomas E. Barden and Robert K. Phillips eds. Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1976.

The Impending Crisis: 1848-1861 Ar'n't I A Woman? : Female Slaves in the Plantation South

Antebellum Styles

Leisch, Juanita. Who Wore What: Women's Wear 1861-1865. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1995.

Arlington National Cemetery History

Peters, James Edward. Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America's Heroes. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2000.