Custis Tombs

Explore the scenic spot on the banks of Arlington Creek the historic site of Arlington Plantation. The grand manor house built in the 1670s by tobacco farmer John Custis II is no more, but its distinguished lineage lives on in the Arlington National Cemetery and the Custis-Lee home located there -- both named after this Eastern Shore home. Once the temporary capital of the Virginia Colony during Bacon’s Rebellion, the foundation found during architectural digs, a grave site and small exhibit tells its storied past.