Virginia manor house, once the home of Robert E. Lee, in order to re-open with a new focus on the slave

The National Park Service and is open daily to the Area of the House to the public on Tuesday for the first time since the end of 2018.


The Virginia house of Robert E. Lee, who was, even now, in the Arlington National Cemetery is open to the public after a $12 million on the rehabilitation and re-interpretation, with an emphasis on those who are a slave to it.

The National Park Service and is open daily to the Area of the House to the public on Tuesday for the first time since the end of 2018. The manor house and its surrounding grounds, it is expected to be once again in 2019, but delays to the corona virus pandemic, it extends to the time of closing.

The recovery is funded by a philanthropist David Rubenstein, who has also donated millions to the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and other historic locations in the D. C. area.

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The property, which offers a stunning view of the capital city of the country, and across the Potomac river, is best known for being the home of the Confederate general, in the run-up to the war. However, the story is much more than just a Home.

George Washington Parke Custis, the adopted son of George Washington, built the house as a memorial of the species found in the country's first president. Robert E. Lee was in the Area of the House, where he is married to Custis' daughter, Mary Anna Randolph Custis.

In telling the stories of the people who are a slave to it, historians are going to have to do with the fact that it is often as very little has been written about the servant of the people. Only the House has had an extensive record, and in a few cases, the problem is that, just as in other places," said Charles Cuvelier, executive director of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, a National Park Service unit administers Arlington House.

"Our effort is to reduce the layers of the story to the best of our ability," he said.

- New objects and materials in the Area of the House is provided for the slaves, Syphax, and the Norris family. The descendants of Charles and Mary Syphax, to be able to trace their lineage back to the Parke Custis, who was the father of the children, and her mother, Arianna, and john Carter, who is also a slave.

The Norris family, Mike Norris, who, according to some accounts, one of which had to run away from the Area of the House, in the year 1859, when Lee was in the administration of the estate. When Norris was to be taken prisoner, Lee suggests that the drugs can be whipped 50 times and that the sow is washed with brine, according to the newspaper accounts, including the one given by the wife of. Norris is a direct to an anti-slavery newspaper.

Steve Hammond, a direct descendant of the Syphax family, who is now a manager of Arlington House, the Foundation, said he believes the new guidance material in order to make a better job of telling you about the site's history.

"It's going to be a lot more focused on all those who have lived in this historic piece of real estate," he said.