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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 37 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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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

It was a great and moving experience. Must take advantage of the guided trolley tour it was about 10 US dollars each person but well worth it especially if you have trouble walking. A must do if visiting Washington. It was also really good to walk across the bridge from the Cemetary and see all the sights on the other... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

While in DC, a visit to Arlington is a must. Rows and rows of white stones, as far as the eye can see...a daunting reminder that freedom is not free. While there, make sure to plan enough time to see a Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Get there early and sit on the... More

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Leavenworth, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The Arlington National Cemetery is a beautiful place. While there are many people gathered around the primary 'attractions' as one would expect... walking through the cemetery offered beautiful scenery and opportunity for quiet reflection/remembrance. Don't bother with the tour bus... it is a waste of money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The D.C. Metro has a station at the Arlington National Cemetery that is a short walk from the visitor's center. You can either walk to the different locations within the cemetery or pay to ride the tram. The major stops are the JFK grave-site with the eternal flame, the tomb of the unknown soldier and Robert E. Lee's plantation house.... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Visiting the Cemetery is a movingexperience. There were building works - replacing paths round the emorial Amphitheatre which meant we could not get near the Challenger or Columbia memorials. The Kennedy memorials were simple and moving, as was the Tomb of the unknowns. The signage is a bit hit-and-miss so you can get a bit confused!

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Fareham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Who can visit Arlington and not be brought to a standstill by the vast lines of gravestones and the space that has been set aside for yet more. Everyone will go to the Kennedy grave but there are many more worth visiting on the site and take time to read the messages on the lesser known gravestones you will be... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

WOW, how amazing. you must see the tomb of the unknown soldier. please be respectful and quiet. they will reprimand you if you're loud and/or disrespectful. it's a great time to reflect on how lucky we are to be in this country. lot's of walking and a great way to relax from all the running around you can do in... More

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West Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Loved everything about Arlington. The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a must see. As is the Kennedy burial site. We very much enjoyed visiting the Robert E. Lee plantation house at the top of the hill, and learning about how Arlington came to be. Be prepared for lots of walking, and lots of... More

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Lynbrook, New York
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We visited Arlington on a Saturday, and by 11 am it was crowded. We made the mistake of trying to walk it. I should have done the bus tour. We have kids ages 6, 9, and 11 and we are all in very good shape. But we wanted to see the Marine Corps Memorial, which is all the way outside... More

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

What a humbling experience. I recently buried my soldier in Arlington so the experience for me was very emotional. A visit to Arlington puts into perspective the life lost for our freedom.

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