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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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first visit to Arlington in the Spring....

Have been to Arlington National Cemetery on previous visits to DC but always in the summer. What a treat this spring visit was! Less crowds and gorgeous flowering trees and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

It was a moment of reflection, moment of gratitude, moment of acknowledgement, who selfishly gave all for our freedom, to keep us safe, to protect our democracy. There is nothing you can do or say to show your deepest gratitude but to stay silent in front of their final resting area and say Thank YOU for your life to keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Have been to Arlington National Cemetery on previous visits to DC but always in the summer. What a treat this spring visit was! Less crowds and gorgeous flowering trees and shrubs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this Memorial weekend, 2015. I am so glad we spent time doing this. It was amazing to hear how quiet it was since there were so many visitors! There was a solemn respect in that quiet. The Vietnam memorial is very interactive. Many volunteers are ready to help locate and trace a name for you. There were so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I could not believe the size of this cemetery. Just the sheer thought of so many people losing their lives for our country have me chills. We saw the changing of the guard which was an awesome experience. Make sure you remain standing during the changing of the guards or you will be asked to stand up. I enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Its the most somber place but a place every American needs to visit at some point. Bring your kids and let them know the sacrifice that others have made for the freedoms they enjoy. Teach them the respect and honor that these soldiers deserve. If you can be here for memorial day you will never forget the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Arlington National Cemetery should be on everyone's list of places to go. It was unbelievable seeing headstone after headstone of all those who lost their lives. We watched the changing of the guard, laying of the wreath and the playing of the Last Post which was a very moving experience. We took the trolley tour which was informative and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You will not be disappointed in visiting the grounds. The changing of the guard is a must see. Easy to get to by using the metro. Opens early which helps as a lot of museums open later. Look for the sign in the gift shop to get 15% off through Facebook.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Must see when in Washington DC, if you can watch the changing of the guard, at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier very special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There was abosolutely nothing we disliked about our visit to Arlington. We went there during Memorial Day weekend, and the crowds didn't bother us at all. Since we had never visited before, we decided to take the tram. Our tour guide was very respectful, and I was so grateful that he asked passengers to conduct themselves in a proper way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You must take the tour trolley or you will never see the place without a day of non stop walking. The grounds are immaculate.

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