Education at Lee Chapel and Museum

Looking to expand learning outside of the classroom? Join us at Lee Chapel and Museum for your next field study. Lee Chapel is proud to offer multiple tour options for your school group. Each tour includes a museum activity and pre-and post-visit materials. Lee Chapel is no longer just a place for history, our variety of tours can cover English, science, math, art, and family life SOLs.

To reserve your tour, please fill out the reservation form and indicate which tour option your class would like to participate in. More information about each tour can be found below. All tours are free of charge, though we encourage donations. If you are bringing a school group, we ask that you consider a donation of $4 per adult and $2 per student.

Tours of our site run an hour long. Students will be given the chance to explore both levels of our site and visit the museum shop within that hour. Due to space restraints in some of our galleries, we ask that scheduled groups are no larger than 25 people. If your group is larger than 25, consider splitting your time with another Lexington attraction. If you need help scheduling a multi-site visit, you can contact the Lexington Visitor Center. Staff at the visitor center are happy to assist schools with scheduling half or full day fieldtrips free of charge. You can contact the Lexington Visitor Center at (540) 463-3777.    

To schedule a visit with Lee Chapel and Museum, please complete our reservation form.

School Group Reservation

Lee Chapel is proud to offer your group optional learning opportunities. Below are the five tour options we offer visiting groups. For more information on the tour, museum activities and covered SOLs, click on the tour's title.

Lee as President of Washington College

Your visit will focus on the work Robert E. Lee accomplished as president of Washington College. Lee helped advance the school by bringing practical subjects like engineering and journalism to the curriculum and expanding many of the science programs by providing the latest scientific equipment.

Caring for Traveller

Inspired by the friendship between Robert E. Lee and his famous Civil War horse Traveller, the tour and museum activity will have students examining good pet ownership, responsibility and dependence, and the comparison between human and animal needs.

Good Character: Washington and Lee

Both George Washington and Robert E. Lee were men of great character. Students will learn about the different hardships each one faced and how their good character developed by overcoming those obstacles.

Lee Family Matters

Learn not just about Lee, but discover the lives of Lee’s wife, Mary Custis Lee, and their seven children. Learn about what makes each of them unique and how over time their lifestyle changed to adapt to circumstances beyond their control.

Lee Chapel – A Study in Architecture

Students will learn about Lee Chapel’s history and architecture through our tour and museum activity. Together the two will cover; the importance of investigating a place’s history, basic steps to assembling a building, an introduction to some basic math concepts and why preservation is important.

Lesson Plan SOLs

Each lesson plan has their own list of SOLs that apply to them.