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Arlington National Cemetery

Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211
(877) 907-8585
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Ranked #2 of 36 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Antiquing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most recent conflicts are buried at Arlington, which was officially declared a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Arlington National Cemetery has the most history of any historical place in Washington DC, there is so much to see and read. The shuttle service was excellent , very informed staff . Every time we go we see something different , another must see.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Hadn't been in several years so was surprised at the crowds of people. I wish I could have spent more time so will get back another visit.

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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

3rd Infantry regiment, WOW! Don't miss this inspiration and emotionally charged event at Arlington. CHANGING of the GUARD, at the Tomb of the Unknowns. What a testament to our nations service heroes. Make sure to visit the museum in the amphitheater glass doors at top of stairs and see the history of the monument, how the bodies were selected, and... More

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Pomeroy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's more than the tomb or Kennedy. Stop and look at the different sections. Many unknowns are buried or are recognized here. Many none war casulities. Many family members - it's a resting place for many

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My visit to Arlington National Cemetery was amazing. There is a convenient shuttle that will bring you to the two big stops--the gravesides of the Kennedy Clan and the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. Watching the changing of the guards was an emotional, but wonderful experience that I would highly, highly, highly suggest to every American.

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had only the time to see John fitzgerald Kenedy tomb because of a storm that was coming. but at the tomb we could see a great view over Wasington, DC and all the historical buildings. next time I will defenitly finish to visit this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were dropped off after touring most of the day with the Old Town Trolley Tour. It was perfect timing. We arrived after most people had left. It was about 3:30pm. We had already toured all day and we were tired; so we splurged and took the tram tour offered on site ($9/ea). It was worth the cost because of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We found the Arlington National Cemetery a serene place - it also makes you think about life. The size of the place astounded us. We were also not aware that it was not only soldiers that get buried there, but also astronauts, plane crash victims, etc. There were so many graves, it was quite sobering to see it all. We... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

as the title suggests you must spend the whole day here, although it is a cemetary it is so interesting, and do not miss the amphitheatre with the changing of the guard, absolutely brilliant

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Cherry Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Arlington Cemetery is a National Shrine and one were tradition and reverence take a front seat. To tour the Cemetery properly you will need to walk a great distance. For a small fee, you can take the tour tram to three different spots. Highlights include- JFK's Grave site and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers w/ the Changing of the... More

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