Arlington House Tours and Tickets
A Southern, Greek Revival mansion once owned by General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army, Arlington House is much more than just a beautiful house. Steeped in history and surrounded by hardwood forest, the 1,100 acre plantation was the general’s residence before the war started. It’s now a standing piece of history and a tribute to his military service before, during, and after the war.
Long before it was General Lee’s home, the house claimed its place in US history as the home of George Washington Parke Custis — Martha Washington’s grandson. G.W.P. Custis built one of the nation’s first museums of historic American artifacts, largely from mementos of his childhood at Mount Vernon.
The 19th century mansion was never intended to be the site of one of the country’s most significant military cemeteries. Bodies were buried here during the Civil War, in part to ensure General Lee was unable to return home after the war ended. What began then has since grown into the Arlington National Cemetery. The estate overlooks the cemetery and the Potomac River, allowing for beautiful views of Washington DC.
Tours and Tickets to Experience Arlington House
- Arlington National Cemetery
- U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
- U.S. Air Force Memorial
- Freedom Park
- National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
- Theodore Roosevelt Island
- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
- Lincoln Memorial
- Korean War Veterans Memorial
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- West Potomac Park
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
- U.S. Department of State
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
- National Academy of Sciences