We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: (877) 907-8585
Website
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most...

Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most recent conflicts are buried at Arlington, which was officially declared a military cemetery in 1864. Among the more than 260,000 dead are three unidentified service members, buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and John F. Kennedy, whose gravesite is marked by an eternal flame.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$69*
and up
Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour
More Info
$12*
and up
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
More Info
$130*
and up
Arlington Cemetery Plus DC Monuments Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,835 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3912
    Excellent
  • 783
    Very good
  • 112
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Humbling and a place to be silent and reverent!

I'm very glad we made time to visit the Arlington National Cemetery as it's a significant part of American history. JFK is buried there as well as the tombs of the unknown... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
MarkusWilkinson
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Arlington

Add Photo Write a Review

4,835 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
28 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm very glad we made time to visit the Arlington National Cemetery as it's a significant part of American history. JFK is buried there as well as the tombs of the unknown soldiers where the changing of the guard takes place. That ceremony was stirring! The sheer size of the grounds reminds you of those who paid the ultimate price!... More 

Helpful?
Thank MarkusWilkinson
Sacramento, CA
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited twice. The visit an hour before closing made for some great pictures. The visit during the day allowed time to see some of the important sites. The bus tour is well worth the price. You have unlimited on and off access. This cemetery is actually on hilly ground, and it's quite a hike to some of the important... More 

Helpful?
Thank sgbelverta
Batemans Bay, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a truly remarkable experience. Very moving to visitors and honouring to all. It was a significant part of our holiday and something we have both thought about often since our return to Australia.

Helpful?
Thank Penelope T
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were taken back by the history, the vastness of the graves. It was one of the best experiences we had on our vacation in VA and DC.

Helpful?
Thank Susan W
Mesa
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We purchased tram tour tickets which is the best way to see everything. There are several stops where you can get off and spend as much time as you like, and catch another tram to continue your tour. The guides are very friendly and informative. The place is huge and you can easily spend a good portion of a day... More 

Helpful?
Thank Travelgal60s
Galesville, Maryland
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Stepfather's funeral was held at Arlington National Cemetery on February 3, 2016 in the pouring rain. The service coordinator was fantastic and kept up informed every step of the way. We could not have the service grave side as you normal would because of the rain but he let us know and explained to my mom so that she... More 

Helpful?
Thank Deborah B
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When in DC, we took the Metro to the Arlington National Cemetery. The site itself is two short blocks from the stop and well worth a visit. The cemetery is massive and you can pick up a map at the Welcome Center which shows where certain historical figures like Medgar Evers, Ira Hayes and John F Kennedy are buried. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank onewickedb
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Outside of being a solemn but beautiful place anytime of the year, this Christmas was our 2nd year volunteering for Wreaths Across America (if you haven't heard of this, every year at Christmas volunteers come to lay wreaths on all of the graves). Of course The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a must, as well as visiting Kennedy's grave.... More 

Helpful?
Thank MarkieM30242
Exeter, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are visiting DC for the museums and other historic sites take the time to see Arlington. The tomb of the unknown and JFK burial sites are here. Makes you remember so many that gave so much for our country.

Helpful?
Thank Jim M
Sydney
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful thing to see and pay respects to so many countless lives sacrificed. We did the trolley tour as it was a little drizzly and cold and glad we did as it showed you the vast and beautiful areas that would be too far to see on foot. Our guide was very knowledgable and personable.

Helpful?
Thank Helen L

Travelers who viewed Arlington National Cemetery also viewed

 

Been to Arlington National Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Arlington National Cemetery and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question
Seattle
6 months ago
Vista, California
9 months ago
Houston

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Arlington National Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?