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Arlington National Cemetery

Address: Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: (877) 907-8585
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Antiquing
Fee: No
Owner description: Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's...
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Antiquing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Fife, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

When I went to Arlington it was a hot & very humid day. It was uncomfortable sitting on the tram with all the other sweating tourists. However, it was worth every second. It is awe inspiring to see all the white headstones. All these men & women gave their lives for our freedom and to pay your respects to them... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds, many notable burials, be sure to see the kennedy graves, tomb of the unknowns, changing of the guards, and just enjoy the views of the cemetery and veterans graves as you stroll through.

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South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Although one of the most touching a beautiful places on earth, we were shocked to find out that we were being charged to park here. 5 Combat Disabled Vietnam Vets came to bury a buddy. We went early so one could witness the changing of the guard. They told us because we were early we had to park in the... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I would go back again if I had the chance. It is so beautiful and we also seen President Kennedy's grave site and the unknown soldier.

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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Now that the database has been updated, and ANC has an app, it's much easier to navigate the cemetery to see the historical sights as well as find family members who are buried there. The GPS function keeps you from getting lost! Fascinating history. Staff is very helpful.

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It's difficult to prepare yourself for an experience such as the one you will have here. Such a quiet place amongst the chaos of DC.

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marianna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

once my husband and i entered the gates i realized we would never be able to do all the walking required....there was no signage anywhere to assist us and no employee there to assist us. we struggled to make the walk up to President Kennedys Grave...once there we saw there were NO BENCHES within sight....it was after that when we... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

"Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery which covers 624 acres (253 ha) of land. Casualties and veterans of the nation's conflicts from the American Civil War to other early wars have been laid there. The cemetary was established during the Civil War." There is no fee to enter the cemetery, but there is a charge for parking.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

i had a few issues getting to it having walked from the pentagon. But it was well worth the walk, great views of the city and Lincoln memorial. The cemetery was covered in snow. I didn't know the tomb of the unknown soldier was there and didn't know jfk was buried there. Lots of other interesting stuff there and it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I have not seen so many organized tomb stones before. And they are so white.. That is more of a beautiful garden after the death. A job well done to the keepers.

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