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. . . Seen Our Southern Roots

Sunday, November 23, 2003; Page C02

. . . seen our Southern roots. Standing in front of Arlington House, it's quickly apparent why Robert E. Lee was so attached to the hilltop estate: Across the gentle curve of the Potomac, the nation's capital almost fills the horizon. But it's also easy to understand why, as some say, he never came back after the Civil War: Taken over by Union troops, the house's grounds were filled with the graves of soldiers. Today, it's a quiet spot to reflect on a divisive past.

Arlington House is a premier example of Greek Revival residential architecture. (Dayna Smith -- The Washington Post)

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Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial

The house is in Arlington National Cemetery and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, except Christmas and New Year's days. For details, call 703-235-1530 or go to www.nps.gov/arho.

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