Virginia Map

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Contact Info
Turkey Run Park
George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, VA 22101

Phone:
703-235-1530
Basics
Type:
Other

Description

Arlington House was the home of Robert E. Lee and his family for thirty years and is uniquely associated with the Washington and Custis families. George Washington Parke Custis built the house to be his home and a memorial to George Washington, his step-grandfather. It is now preserved as a memorial to General Lee, who gained the respect of Americans in both the North and the South.

Hours + Fees

Hours:

Arlington House is open to visitors for self-guided tours every day from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, with the exception of January 1st and December 25th when Arlington National Cemetery is also closed.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Arlington House is inside Arlington National Cemetery. From Washington DC you can drive to the cemetery by crossing the Memorial Bridge. In Virginia, access to the cemetery is from the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

From the south (Richmond, VA area)
Take I-95 North towards Washington, D.C. Take exit number 170A, I-395 North toward Washington. Take exit number 8A, VA-27/Washington Blvd. towards VA-244/Columbia Pike. Follow signs to Arlington National Cemetery. Go 3/4 of the way around traffic circle and exit. Park in visitor's lot next to Visitor's Center on the left.

From the east (Annapolis, MD area)
Take US-50 West towards Washington, D.C. Take I-395 South. Take exit number 11B, George Washington Memorial Parkway North, towards Arlington National Cemetery. Stay to the left at the fork in the road. Go 3/4 of the way around traffic circle and exit. Park in visitor's lot next to Visitor's Center on the left.

From the north (Baltimore, MD area)
Take I-95 South towards Washington, D.C. I-95 SOUTH becomes Capital Beltway, I-495. Cross Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge. Take US-1 North through Alexandria, VA. US-1 becomes Jefferson Davis Highway. At fork, stay to the left and merge onto VA-110. Go approximately 1.5 miles. Take Arlington National Cemetery exit. At stop sign, turn left. Park in visitor's lot next to the Visitor's Center on the left.

From the northwest (Frederick, MD area)
Take I-70 East to I-270 South. Merge onto Capital Beltway, I-495 South towards Northern Virginia. Take exit 43 & 44, VA-193/Georgetown Pike and George Washington Memorial Parkway. Keep right on ramp and take George Washington Memorial Parkway south approximately 10 miles. Take Arlington National Cemetery exit. At the stop sign, turn left. Park in visitor's lot next to Visitor's Center on the left.

From the West (Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Shenandoah Valley, VA area)
Take I-66 East towards Washington, D.C. Take exit 64, Capital Beltway, I-495 South towards Richmond. Go one exit and merge onto US-50/Arlington Blvd East. Follow US-50 approximately 12 miles. Exit onto George Washington Memorial Parkway South. Take Arlington National Cemetery exit. At the stop sign, turn left. Park in visitor's lot next to Visitor's Center on the left.

Customizable Directions


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