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Alexandria National Cemetery

Address: 1450 Wilkes Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703 221- 2183
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Ranked #7 of 33 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

There aren't words...just experience it yourself. If you ever see a military funeral here and are not moved to your core and give thanks to these men and woman buried here, then you have not experienced the feeling of patriotism. God Bless America!

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Was able to attend the National Tribute to veterans Amazed to see so many able to attend. VP spoke beautifully. Marine corps band very inspiring.

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

American history isn't all glorious and sunshine; it's built on the combat sacrifices of those dozens of thousands who are buried here. They are why we celebrate Memorial Day, Veterans Day, The Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Arlington Cemetery in American history before your eyes...Sgt John Basilone, USMC-Guadalcanal...those brave sailors recovered from the USS Monitor...Gen Jimmy Doolittle who lead the air... More

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Saw the changing of the guard at the end of the day ceremony. Touching and the goosebumps will rise.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is an interesting place as far as cemeteries go. The highlight of our wandering ended up being the graves of several men who died chasing down John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated Lincoln. Definitely worth walking through if you have the same, albeit odd, fascination with cemeteries. And, as was mentioned in at least one review, it does appear... More

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Belleville, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There are 4 men buried in this cemetery that were killed while they were chasing John Wilkes Booth. A very well maintained cemetery surrounded by many other old cemeteries. We spent over an hour looking at the headstones from the 1700 & 1800s.

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Tucson
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112 reviews 112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

we went there on the 4th in spite of the police having just about every approach to it closed off. There is a certain paranoia or alternate reality or perhaps just a new piece of the economy called more security against terrorism. But we got there and were move by so many tombstones and monuments and tomb of the unknown... More

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Alexandria, VA
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559 reviews 559 reviews
275 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was the first cemetery for burial of military personnel from the Civil War. However, the causality list expanded rapidly so a larger plot was needed and became the more famous Arlington National Cemetery surrounding Robert E. Lee's home. (Many of the Trip Advisor comments are focused on the Arlington site under the mistaken impression that it is in Alexandria.)... More

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Halifax, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I only had time for a brief visit, and wish I could have stayed longer. I've heard of the Arlington National Cemetery before, but never this one. It didn't look like it gets a lot of visitors. Too bad, as it's really interesting. In need of more pubilcity, perhaps?

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A short walk from Duke and King Streets is this older national cemetery. It is about 5 acres located in the midst of several other private and church cemeteries. Many of the graves are from WWI and older. It was under renovation (grounds keeper house) on the day of my visit but still accessible. NOTE: In looking at prior reviews... More

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