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Arlington House (The Robert E. Lee Memorial)

Arlington House (The Robert E. Lee Memorial)
Arlington, Virginia
During the American Civil War, the grounds of the mansion were selected as the site of Arlington National Cemetery, in part to ensure that Confederate General Robert E. Lee would never again be able to return to his home.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
The cemetery was established on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna Custis Lee, a descendant of Martha Washington.

Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery

Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery
Waterford, Loudoun County, Virginia
The Battle of Ball's Bluff, on October 21, 1861, was a small but embarrassing defeat for the Union early in the American Civil War. The land for a cemetery was donated in 1865. It is the smallest national cemetery in the United States.

Cape Charles Light

Cape Charles Light
Northamption County, Virginia, 23310
The current Cape Charles Light is a skeleton tower lighthouse at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It is the tallest lighthouse in Virginia and the second tallest in the United States. It is the third light at this location.

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia
Colonial Williamsburg consists of many of the buildings that formed the original colonial capital of Williamsburg in James City County from 1699 to 1780.

George Washington Masonic Memorial

George Washington Masonic Memorial
Alexandria, Virginia
The tower is fashioned after the Lighthouse of Alexandria, in part because of town's namesake, and the masonic interest in great buildings of the ancient world.

Marine Corps War Memorial

Marine Corps War Memorial
Rosslyn, Virginia
Although the Marine Corps War Memorial depicts one of the famous moments of World War II, the memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the service of the United States since 1775.

Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel

Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel
South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Part of Virginia's I-664, the 4.6-mile Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel includes a four-lane tunnel that is 4,800 feet long, two man-made portal islands, and 3.2 miles of twin trestle. It cost $400 million to build.

The Pentagon

The Pentagon
Arlington, Virginia
Headquarters of the Department of Defense for the United States of America, the Pentagon is one of the world's largest office buildings. It has three times the floor space of the Empire State Building.

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Top 10 Most Popular Virginia Landmarks

  1. The Pentagon
  2. Arlington House (The Robert E. Lee Memorial)
  3. Tomb of the Unknowns
  4. Arlington National Cemetery
  5. Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery
  6. Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel
  7. George Washington Masonic Memorial
  8. Colonial Williamsburg
  9. Marine Corps War Memorial
  10. Landmark Theater

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