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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 28 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Kendal, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Extremely peaceful place, so moving, the sheer size of the place and number of people laid to rest here is overwhelming. View over the river to Washington is stunning. Sensible shoes required a great deal of walking involved in the visit, to access some parts of the site involves walking up quite steep paths. There was some sort of bus... More 

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WALNUT CREEK, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I need to go back on my next trip to DC. I took Metro to Arlington, it was fine until I emerged from the elevator and looked for signage. I should have paid better attention to the surroundings but there was no sign pointing up the hill to the gates and entrance to the Cemetary. Unfortunately I began walking in... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Beautiful, powerful and a tribute to those who served and gave their lives. Get Capital Bikeshare dowtown and bike out to the cemetery. An experience not to be missed if you love the USA.

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San Rafael, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

As a veteran there is no way that I would pass through Washington DC without a visit Arlington Cemetery. To see all those men and women who served our country faithfully and earn the right to have their final resting spot there. It is a very solemn and honored place to visit and those sad it shows you how many... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

With all the white tombstones this is a very moving site. The cemetery is quite beautiful an emotion stirring

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A must see if visiting DC. The sense of history evident on huge scale make this an essential part of any sightseeing tour of the capital.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What a beautiful place to contemplate the true cost of war. The changing of the guard is moving, as are the wreath laying presentations. There is a free Ap for your smart phone that has maps and interesting sites to see in the cemetery. Don't miss the Arllington House, former home of Robert E. Lee. The tour guides are great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What an amazing place to visit. I am always in awe when visiting. The first time you go, please take the trolley tour. You will see all the highlights and learn a ton of information. The cemetery is huge and for many people it would be difficult to walk to these spots.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was a must see on our DC trip! Witnessing the changing of the guard is an unbelievable event that will stick with you. The Kennedy graves, space shuttle monuments, grave of one of the pilots who died on 9/11(Pentagon plane), the list goes on...very emotional place. And then you hear the shotguns from one of the funerals going on...brings... More 

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very moving experience to visit the cemetary. To see JFK's grave site on that beautiful site is something i will never forget . I am very happy i was able to take my teenage children to see it.

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