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Lee Chapel and Musuem

201 West Washington Street, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450, USA

Completed in 1868, while Lee was President of Washington College, the chapel houses his office, a family crypt, and is the burial site of Traveller. The exhibition entitled "Educating to Build and Re-build a Nation" traces the history of education from the Colonies through Reconstruction. The rich history of Washington and Lee illustrates some of these major trends.


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Travel interstate 81 to Exit 188-B. Exit onto Route 60 West. Follow 60W into Lexington (approximately 3 miles). At the 6th traffic light, turn right onto Main Street. Go three blocks, then turn left onto Jefferson. As you turn onto Jefferson, you will see the rear of Lee Chapel to the right. The Lee Chapel parking lot is located through the brick columns on the right. Other parking is available in the large, adjacent lot or on the street.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, handicapped access, gift shop.

Regular Events

"Remembering Robert E. Lee" Program on Columbus Day.

Available Interpretation

Docent led tours in auditorium, self-guided museum w/signs

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free; donations accepted


(April 1-October 31) Monday-Friday: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Sunday: 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.; (November 1-March 31) Monday-Friday: 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Sunday: 1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.



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