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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 35 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We wanted to check this out prior to our return home and thought 2 hours would be enough time. Everyone is right this is a "must visit". So humbling and interesting. The changing of the guard is amazing. You will be doing a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes. Thankful for all those buried there who served so that... More

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Livingston, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The cemetery is huge. If you are not in shape I would recommend the shuttle for $9. We saw the JFK eternal flame, and the changing of the guard while there. Impressive to say the least.

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Little Rock
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Cemetery is the most hallowed and beautiful place in DC. Wear sturdy shoes and take the time to walks the grounds and pay tribute to those who has served our country so nobly. When you reach the Arlington House and take in the view of our capital your trip to DC will be complete.

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Festus, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This Cemetery is a tribute to all of those who served our country and a visit should be required when visiting the Washington DC area. The view of Washington DC from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is awe-inspiring also and another reason to visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Much more to say how impressed and glad I was to visit this Heroes Memorial. Had a chance to see the grave of late President Kennedy & wife Jacqueline Kennedy. I could have stayed here all day as I wanted to see the full changing of Honor Guards. I only saw part of it. By visiting Arlington Cemetery, I was... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went to see the Kennedy graves and the Changing of the Guard. The Cemetery is a beautiful, peaceful reminder of all that gave everything.

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Morehead, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The grounds of ANC are immaculate. The tribute to women in the military was nicely done. The Gray line tour is worth the $9 ticket. Makes three stops - Kennedy grave sites, Lee mansion and Tomb of the Unknowns. Both days we went the tour gets you to the Tomb within. Few minutes if the changing if the guard. The... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As overseas tourists to Arlington National Cemetery we were moved by the magnitude, the stillness and the powerful atmosphere of it. There is a strange beauty in the precise symmetry of the countless headstones which accentuates the sacrifice of so many. No matter what your reason for visiting Washington may be, no matter what nationality you are, you should visit... More

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Idaho
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

You must go! There is a reverence here. The walk to the tomb of the unknown soldier was not a mile like they said. My children did it without complaint in rain! The changing of the guard was awesome. Kennedy graves were easy to get to. Loved it!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We arrived late to the cemetery. we were able to grab the last tram tour to JFK's grave and to watch the changing of the guard at the unknown soldier's grave. This place is absolutely amazing. There is no other way to describe it. It's just incredible to see in person, and definitely a must-see while visiting DC. To see... More

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