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Arlington National Cemetery

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Address: Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: (877) 907-8585
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Antiquing
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.
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A sea of graves

I want to say that going here is emotional and reminds one that there is a price for freedom and that our troops have served with honor for a long time. It's also a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I want to say that going here is emotional and reminds one that there is a price for freedom and that our troops have served with honor for a long time. It's also a beautiful location and well maintained. It's really a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

It should be very emotional and it is. America is truly exceptional. Bless all those who made it great.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

There is so much history attached to Arlington National Cemetery dating back to the Civil War. There are famous and important people buried there as well as those military who have fallen, serving their country. The grounds are extensive and there are some Civil War era building which may be viewed. Well worth the visit.

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing day. Highlights are JFK, tomb of the unknown soldiers and watching the changing of the guard and changing of the wreath. Very moving.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A very moving experience. We watched a funeral from a distance. I don't know whether the trolley tour is worth doing - the staff are very informative but as there are on average 30 funerals a day the tours are detoured and prevented from stopping a certain places. If it is good weather I would recommend to walk around the... More 

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Norton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must to see when visiting Washington DC. On Board Tours has a great tour to Arlington, well worth the charge, the guide takes you to places in the cemetery that I never knew existed, as well as explained what you were seeing in detail.

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Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It is strange to imagine ranking a visit to a cemetery as "five stars," but Arlington is not a typical cemetery. It is a very interesting place, one that makes you reflect on how precious things are that we often take for granted. We drove to the cemetery ($8 for parking). We paid $12 per person in the welcome center... More 

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Arlington cemetery and Arlington house had always been one of those places we wanted "to go see". Now it's a place we respect and hold the utmost respect for. Not the place, but those who are laid to rest there. Looking out over the thousands of beautifully ace headstones I couldn't help but become overwhelmed with tears. All of these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Arlington Cemetery is breathtaking. We felt honored to visit the grave of Medger Evers, President Taft and the Kennedy family. The view of Washington DC from the cemetery is amazing. Highly recommend.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We attempted to visit on a lovely spring afternoon, arrived shortly after 5:00. We had done our research in advance, from the available onsite pay parking to the changing of the guard which we wanted to see, "The Tomb is guarded 24-hours-per-day and 365-days-per year by specially trained members of the 3rd United States Infantry (The Old Guard)." Unfortunately, while... More 

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