Arlington Cemetery

December 7th, 2015|Virginia, Washington DC|

Arlington House, or the Robert E. Lee Memorial, is situated in Arlington Cemetery.  Originally, it was the Custis-Lee mansion, owned by George Washington's step-grandson, whose daughter married Robert E. Lee.   For 30 years it [...]

Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia

September 14th, 2013|Virginia|

Jefferson was not only a politician and writer, he wasan inventor, a scientist, a linguist, a book collector. A self-taught architect, he started building Monticellowhen he was 26, on a 5,000 acre plot his father hadgiven him.  He [...]

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