Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial Tickets

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial is a place to explore the complexities of life in the mid 1800’s as America entered the Civil War over the cause of slavery. In April of 1861, Robert E. Lee signed his resignation from the Union Army and soon after joined the Confederacy to fight for Virginia’s secession, forever changing the course of his family’s legacy. It is also place of study and contemplation of the meaning of some of the most difficult aspects of American History: military service; sacrifice; citizenship; duty; loyalty; slavery and freedom.


A 20-minute self-guided tour in the North wing of Arlington House on the first floor is available by a timed ticket system. Tickets are also available for Ranger led tours. Ranger-led tours will view the outside of the house and grounds and cover a variety of topics. Other self-directed activities that do not require a ticket include visiting the museum on site, seeing the North and South Slave Quarters and exhibits, the garden and grounds areas, and the bookstore.

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial is a place to explore the complexities of life in the mid 1800’s as America entered the Civil War over the cause of slavery. In April of 1861, Robert E. Lee signed his resignation from the Union Army and soon after joined the Confederacy to fight for Virginia’s secession, forever changing the course of his family’s legacy. It is also place of study and contemplation of the meaning of some of the most difficult aspects of American History: military service; sacrifice; citizenship; duty; loyalty; slavery and freedom.


A 20-minute self-guided tour in the North wing of Arlington House on the first floor is available by a timed ticket system. Tickets are also available for Ranger led tours. Ranger-led tours will view the outside of the house and grounds and cover a variety of topics. Other self-directed activities that do not require a ticket include visiting the museum on site, seeing the North and South Slave Quarters and exhibits, the garden and grounds areas, and the bookstore.

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The initial release of tickets are available 7 days in advance of the tour date at 10 AM ET.

An additional release of tickets will be available 2 days in advance of the tour date at 10 AM ET. 

Changes and Cancellations

The $1 reservation fee is non refundable for any reason.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

700 George Washington Memorial Parkway McLean VA 22101

Phone Number

703-235-1530

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