Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Take a tour of Robert E. Lee’s 19th-century home! For 30 years before the Civil War began, the Lee family lived in the house, which was previously owned by Lee’s father-in-law George Washington Park Custis. Groups will enjoy touring the house’s Southern aristocratic furnishers, the museum, the slave quarters, and the flower garden. Exhibits at the house’s museum contain artifacts and exhibits that teach groups about Robert E. Lee’s life. Educational programs at Arlington House focus on various topics in American history. 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 321 Sherman Dr., Ft. Myer, VA 22211. Arlington County. Tel: 703-235-1530. Website: www.nps.gov/arho/index.htm. Hrs: Mon.-Sun. 9PM-5:30PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue