Located in McLean, Virginia, The Robert E. Lee Memorial looks at the life of the Confederate general and serves as a place to study a wide range of the tough topics of American history. This includes the history of enslaved people in America, as well as United States military service, citizenship, and loyalty.
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You'll want to stay close to The Robert E. Lee Memorial to get the most out of your visit to Virginia. The best way to do this is to book some time at a local RV park. RVshare will help you find the perfect home away from home. Whether you are traveling with your family or a single companion, the perfect RV is out there for you.
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Things To Do Near The Arlington House and Robert E. Lee Memorial
If you're going to take the time to visit The Robert E. Lee Memorial, you should start with a tour of the Arlington House. As the former home of Robert E. Lee, it has a lot of history to offer as well as fascinating insights into the Civil War era. While you can explore the house on your own time, most people choose to take a scheduled tour.
Mount Vernon Trail
The Mount Vernon Trail connects with others like Four Mile Run, the Potomac Heritage, Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and Rock Creek. At the start and end of the Mount Vernon Trail are, respectively, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Theodore Roosevelt Island. As you travel the Mount Vernon Trail, you'll have an unforgettable view of the skyline in Washington, D.C., and the Potomac River. You can visit the trail all year, every day between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
George Washington Memorial Pkwy, McLean, VA 22101
Easy to Moderate
Four Mile Run Trail
Four Mile Run Trail starts at Bluemont Junction Park and eventually intersects with Mount Vernon Trail. If you follow the Bluemont Junction Trail, it will take you to Ballston. Just off the Four Mile Run Trail is also a popular dog park, and you can connect to the W&OD Trail as well.
3100 S Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22202
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery is the site of not only the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, but it's also where John F. Kennedy is buried. The cemetery was built on land that used to be occupied by the Arlington Plantation. Many visitors to the cemetery make it a point to see the changing of the guard ceremony.
1 Memorial Ave, Arlington, VA 22211
The Washington Monument
The Washington Monument stands 555 feet tall and commemorates the country's first president. The public has been invited into the monument since 1886. It briefly closed the next year, to be reopened in 1888, at which time visitors could take an elevator up to its top.
2 15th St NW Washington 20006
The Constitution Gardens
The Constitution Gardensis a 50-acre park that was once under the Potomac River. It was built in the 1970s, thanks to the endorsement of President Nixon. It officially became a garden in 1976 to serve as a tribute to the bicentennial of the American Revolution. This led to a proclamation in 1986, in which President Reagan declared the park a tribute to and living legacy of the Constitution.
Constitution Ave, The Mall, Washington, DC 20050
The Museum at Arlington House
At The Robert E. Lee Memorial is The Museum at Arlington House. The exhibits feature items and belongings that were meaningful to the Lee family. At one time, enslaved people lived in this house. In the north and south ends of the house, you can get a glimpse into where the enslaved people were kept.
700 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, McLean, VA 22101
The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History is one of the most popular in Virginia. It includes exhibits such as African Voices, Bone Hall, the Butterfly Pavilion, and The Bearded Lady Project. A visit to the museum isn't complete without seeing the Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals.
1000 Constitution Ave, Washington, D.C., 20004
Nearby Shops and Restaurants
One More Page Bookstore
One More Page Bookstore specializes in books that mainstream stores don't stock. Aside from their selection of paperback books, hardcovers, and rare finds, they also sell chocolate and wine.
2200 N. West Moreland St, Arlington, VA 22213
The Olive Oil Boom
The Olive Oil Boom carries a variety of balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, wine, olives, and cheese. Sea salts and sweets are also sold at this shop.
Bangkok 54is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant ideal for lunch or dinner. The menu includes curry specialties like panang, rice and noodle dishes, and sushi. The vegetarian dishes include pad kana and tofu and spicy mock duck.
2919 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
Pupatella has a vast selection of regular and white pizzas along with fried foods, paninis, pasta, and salad. The kids' menu features meatballs, potato croquettes, and garlic bread.
5104 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
How To Get To The Arlington House and Robert E. Lee Memorial
The Robert E. Lee Memorial is easily accessible by vehicle, and the cemetery lies across from the Potomac River, so it's quite easy to hit both sites at once. You can reach the memorial by taking I-295, I-495, or Interstate 95. In Virginia, take I-95 to the 170A exit, heading to Washington. From exit 8A, take VA-244 and follow the signs. Parking is to the left of the visitor center.
The operating hours vary from season to season. From October until March, the hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. From April until September, the hours are 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. daily.
700 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, McLean, VA 22101
Fee: Entry fee $0
A visit to Arlington House is an invaluable educational experience. If you have any interest in American history, The Robert E. Lee Memorial is the place to visit. A great way to get the most out of your experience is to make it a camping trip. When you rent an RV, you have comfort and freedom at the same time.