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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, is a National Park Service (NPS)-administered site located within Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). The site - the plantation house, the North Enslaved Quarters, the South Enslaved Quarters, the Flower Garden, the Kitchen Garden and the museum - displays exhibits and artifacts associated with the Branham, Burke, Carter, Custis, Gray, Henry, Lee, Norris, Parks and Syphax families. The museum contains exhibits and artifacts associated with Robert E. Lee.

The site is a 15-minute uphill walk from the ANC Visitors Center. Entry is free and reservations are not required.

The site and grounds are open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Last entry into the plantation house is at 4:00 p.m. The bookstore is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but closes daily for a half-hour lunch. The site is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

To avoid overcrowding in the plantation house, groups of 25 or more persons may be asked to divide into groups of 15 or fewer persons.


By vehicle, the site is accessible from Washington, DC via Constitution Avenue or Independence Avenue westbound to Memorial Bridge; from Virginia via the George Washington Memorial Parkway or via VA Route 110; and from Maryland via I-495 southbound to the George Washington Memorial Parkway southbound. Parking is available at the ANC Visitors Center, 1 Memorial Avenue, Arlington, VA 22211. For more information, see here.

By public transportation, the site accessible by Arlington Cemetery Station on Metro's Blue line. See the WMATA website for hours of operation, schedules, fares and other information. Proceed from Arlington Cemetery Station to the nearby ANC Visitors Center.


To ensure the safety and security of all visitors and employees, and to comply with U.S. Army directive, ANC requires all visitors to the site to go through physical security screening, including identification checks and other security measures.  For more information, see here.


The NPS welcomes visitors with disabilities. Most of the site is accessible to visitors using wheelchairs. For more information, see here.

ANC is committed to finding solutions to the challenges presented by its historic grounds and to removing barriers visitors may encounter. For more information, see here.

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