Arlington House, The Robert  E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Sights to See

From 1861 to Today

The power of Arlington is not solely found in the many memorials and gravestones in the cemetery, but also in the story of the land and its uses over time by different groups of people, including slaves, soldiers, and freedmen. Arlington's history connects the past with the present, and highlights the land's value as a memorial ground to American freedoms.

Robert E. Lee Museum

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 museum is open almost every day of the year from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The museum is closed on Christmas and New Years Day, as is Arlington House and Arlington National Cemetery.