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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Arlington House



Robert E Lee Memorial. Arlington House was the residence of Robert E Lee and his family before the Civil War.

Built by George Washington Parke Custis and his slaves between 1802 and 1818, the house and grounds have served many purposes over the last two hundred years: a family home for the Lees and Custises, a plantation estate and home to 63 slaves, a monument honoring George Washington, a military headquarters, a community for emancipated slaves and a national cemetery.


The house is currently undergoing a major restoration project and all the furnishings have been removed from the house.

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2 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! I just love those big columns.

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  2. It has a long history. Have you ever been inside?

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