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Robert E. Lee wrote in 1865, "This war, being at an end, the Southern States having laid down their arms, and the questions at issue between them and the Northern States having been decided, I believe it to be the duty of everyone to unite in the restoration of the country and the reestablishment of peace and harmony"click here for more

The women of Arlington House, white and black, offer fascinating glimpses of ambition, tenacity, loyalty, pride, friendship and love during the Antebellum South and the aftermath of the Civil War. click here for more
Freedmens Village
Slaves built and maintained the house and harvested corn and wheat for market. After 1863, thousands of emancipated slaves inhabited Freedman's Village until 1900, with protests against oppressive federal taxes, rents and property appropriation starting as early as 1866."click here for more
The Morning Room
This room was first used as a parlor. Mrs. Lee converted it in 1855 after arthritis restricted her mobility. Her father, George Washington Parke Custis used it as his painting studio. click here for more
Save Historic Arlington House is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, preservation and the advancement of research and educational activities related to Arlington House, the historic home of the families of George Washington Parke Custis and Robert E. Lee. read more

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