At the top of the hill in the cemetery is Arlington House The Robert E Lee Memorial, the rangers do guided tours so in we went.
|This photo was on an old glass negative|
Mr. and Mrs. Custis’ ChamberThis room served as Mr. and Mrs. Custis chamber. Both Custises died here. Agnes and Annie Lee were reciting the Lord’s Prayer with their grandmother when she died on April 23, 1853.
|Colonel and Mary Lee's chamber, the door leads to the dressing room where Mrs Lee gave birth to 6 or their 7 children|
|Although we couldn't go inside I managed a photo of the children's dressing room and playroom|
|The dining room|
Family ParlourOn June 30, 1831, Lt. Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis were married in the Family Parlour. Mrs. Custis, and later Mrs. Lee, conducted family prayers twice each day in this room. The engagement portrait of Mary Anna Randolph Custis hangs over the fireplace. Can you imagine it must have been quite a squeeze to have all those ladies with the huge hoop dresses on.
|These bedrooms are in a different building behind the"big house"|
|The servants / slaves bedrooms and beds very different from the big house|
|The rear of the house|
|This tree must be hundreds of years old|
|Colonel Robert E Lee|
Here is a link if you would like to know more about the house and the cemetery.
Here is another one, with lots of information and photographs of the house.
We enjoyed the day, the Americans have done it right for all the Smithsonian Exhibitions they are all free you just have to pay for parking.
Ok lots more about our time in Washington in the next blog.
I'm writing these blog pages back on the boat in Grenada now, that is when I get a moment or two.
Don and Glenys on the USA land trip
Agua Therapy was sitting waiting for us in Grenada)