In honor of Lee-Jackson Day in the commonwealth, the Robert E. Lee Camp Hall Museum was open to the public last Sunday afternoon.
The museum, founded in the early 1900s to house relics owned by Confederate soldiers and their families is housed in the historic Parson Johnston House on Prince St.
Visitors were able to view the large collection of artifacts of Confederate history that included documents, photographs, paintings, clothing and weapons.
Important items housed in the museum include the Alexandria Riflemen’s banner, the R.E. Lee Camp United Confederate Veterans flag, the wartime saddle of Col. Arthur Herbert of the 17th Virginia Regiment and the camp chair of Gen. Robert E. Lee.
The museum is managed by the Mary Custis Lee of the 17th Virginia Regiment Chapter No. 7 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The museum typically holds hours on the first Saturday of the month from January to November. Please enjoy the gallery of photos taken from Sunday’s opening.