Did you ever wonder what George Washington had to do with a small school in Lexington, VA? Did you ever wonder what Robert E. Lee did after Appomattox? Come visit Lee Chapel & Museum and get the answers to these questions and many more as we seek to educate and inspire a new generation of history lovers. Join 40,000 other visitors this year to hear our story. Tours are given throughout the day in the auditorium on a rolling basis. During our summer hours, the last tour will begin at 4:30 p.m. During our winter hours, the last tour will begin at 3:30 p.m. You may also schedule a group tour for your school or travel group.
All tours are free of charge, though we encourage donations. If you are bringing a group, we ask that you consider a donation of $4 per adult and $2 per child. Please arrange group tours at least 24 hours ahead of time by contacting our administrative assistant, Cassie Ivey, (firstname.lastname@example.org or call (540) 458-8768).
Tours larger than 30 people may want to consider splitting the time with the Stonewall Jackson House two blocks away OR half of the group may tour the museum downstairs while the other half takes the auditorium tour and then each half would switch places. We suggest you allow an hour for your visit.
Groups that want to visit other sites in Lexington as well as Lee Chapel & Museum should contact the Lexington Visitor Center at www.lexingtonvirginia.org or call (540) 463-3777. The Visitor Center will arrange your itinerary for free and if you wish, provide a step-on guide for a fee.
If you are traveling by motor coach, there is no available parking at Lee Chapel. Riders may be discharged on Jefferson St. in front of the entrance and handicapped individuals may be let off on Letcher Avenue, but in both cases, the bus will need to park elsewhere until the tour is over. Please contact the Lexington Visitor Center for suggested bus parking.
Please see Directions if you need further assistance or please call our offices at (540) 458-8768.
Come see what history and STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) have in common. Bringing your school to Lee Chapel is a great way to introduce your students to these subjects by studying a man who brought upper level sciences and mathematics to Washington college, was fascinated with technology, and who made his living as an Engineer –the 11th president of Washington College, Robert E. Lee. Alternatively, use our museum as a starting point for a lesson in practical geometry by studying George Washington who began life as a surveyor. If you wish, your students may enjoy a scavenger hunt of the museum and themed tours around education, the development of character, developing responsibility, or engineering and astronomy in the 19th century. Please see Group Tours above to schedule a tour for your school.