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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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This was great. So glad we stopped. The changing of the guard is a must see. There is just so much history to see here. It's a lot of walking but it's worth it. Everyone was nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This was great. So glad we stopped. The changing of the guard is a must see. There is just so much history to see here. It's a lot of walking but it's worth it. Everyone was nice and respectful.

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Gardnerville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Ticket sales woman was rude, tram very late Could not understand tram driver or tour guide due to thick accent. Finally gave up waiting for a ride back to visitors center & just walked Skip the tram & walk

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I had previously been to Arlington, but only to go to see Kennedy's tomb. But this time I took the ANC tours, which is about $8 or 9 dollars. It included 3 stops. I feel that the only reason to take ANC is if you don't want to walk. Like the previous commentor said, we waited a long time for... More 

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belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Visited Arlington on this amazingly beautiful day and we were humbled by the people we met and the stories we heard. A convoy of old buses pick you up and drop you off at designated areas along the route. There is some maintenance going on at President Kennedys grave(think its a new gas line being installed for the eternal flame)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Simple, moving, tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice and their loved ones. Suggested that you see where JFK is laid to rest along with other notables however it is the common American who deserves the recognition

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Arlington is huge and a lot bigger than I imagined. The sites (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, JFK gravesite and the mansion) are quite a distance apart so taking the tram car is almost a must. To me, this was transportation only. Purchased tickets at the welcome center at Arlington. It took us about 2 hours to see it. There... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

My wife and I visited Arlington National Cemetary this week. This is a must see while in Washington. To see the final resting place of over 400,000 of our nations finest is a powerful experience. Unfortunately our experience with ANC was an extreme disappointment. We were told the trams ran every 20 minutes and there are three tram stops. The... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had only one full day to spend in Washington, DC recently, so we booked a four-hour lectured bus tour through DC Tours called "Arlington Cemetery & A Taste of DC Tour in Washington." It worked out so great, because the comfortably air-conditioned bus took us to the major sights for info and photographs, with stops at the State Capitol,... More 

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Forrest, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This cemetery will take you more than a few hours to visit to do it justice. The changing of the guard will take at least an hour to see. The shuttle bus is a very convenient way to see the most prominent sites in the cemetery and is highly recommended unless you wish to get fit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Had wanted to see the Sunset Parade on Tuesday evening, but it rained. I had heard that it was worth seeing. Went the next day. Saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, JFK's grave and the Eternal Flame, and the Memorials to the Challenger and Columbia astronauts. Saw 3 horse drawn caissons with flag... More 

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