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Fort Myer

Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22211
703-696-3944
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Ranked #17 of 35 attractions in Arlington
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: An important post of the Army's Signal Corps since the Civil War, Fort Myer is home to the Army Chief of Staff and the Army's oldest active infantry... more » Owner description: An important post of the Army's Signal Corps since the Civil War, Fort Myer is home to the Army Chief of Staff and the Army's oldest active infantry regiment and was the site of the first military test flight. « less
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buffalo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Were there for a brunch after a memorial service at Arlington. Difficult to get around once inside. Need to follow the signs very closely.

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Washington DC
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276 reviews 276 reviews
99 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You won't find a stop here in most tour guides, but it's worth a quick trip through just to drink in the feeling of history captured in old, graceful buildings and tree-lined streets. Some buildings survive from the Civil War era. Summertime offers more activities such as the sunset tattoos. To visit, you'll need a valid drivers license (or official... More

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WashingtonDC
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334 reviews 334 reviews
57 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My partner and I have been to Fort Myer Bowling Center a few times for bowling, and overall just a very fun way to spend an afternoon. For bowling prices in the area, you can't beat here. On some weekday nights when there aren't bowling leagues, you can get games for $.50 each. I will say that the facilities are... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The installation itself has very little tourist value [outside, perhaps, of its newly renovated, but historic old post chapel]. During the summer months, however, it becomes the venue for the occasional sunset tattos -- historical and musical performances by the US Army Band and the troops of the 3d US Infantry known as the "Old Guard".

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Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I have lived in Arlington, Virginia for over forty years and there are so many benefits living in this area. One of the best interesting, historical, military, fascinating and free attraction – The Old Guard (established in 1784, the 3d US Infantry Regiment) - The United States Army Caisson Platoon on Fort Myer, Virginia. If you travel to the Iwo... More

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My son is in The Old Guard, public affairs, so we took a ride through Ft. Myer, he showed us some of the General's homes and other buildings, it is quite small compared to most army bases, but more attractive than most, with nice grounds, and of course being directly adjacent to Arlington Nati'l Cemetery is awesome. We also got... More

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Fort Myers
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Where the "Old Guard" lives and works. They guard the Tomb of the Unknowns and conduct burial ceremonies for veterans that have passed away. It is also home to the Army Band. Tattoo ceremonies on Wednesdays

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Highlands Ranch
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13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Being a retired naval officer gave us an opportunity to go back to my active duty years. Fort Meyer is an old Post, dating back to the day when horses were the primary means of transportation. Historical homes mixed with modern post exchange, commissary, Officer's Club, etc, bring you back in time to a slower pace of living. Attached next... More

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you have no experience with the military, you may find the guard station interesting, and the dorms, Base Exchange, bowling alley, and chapels, etc. Generally, it was an ordinary Army base. It was more beautiful than most, because of Arlington National Cemetery in the background, and the lovely trees.

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latrobe
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98 reviews 98 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Where the Tomb Guards live is a beautiful Post. The back entrance into Arlington Cemetery and the Old Post Chapel showcase the start of a Soldiers Final Review. Stand quietly and reverently and see the gentleness and caring manner provided to those on their way to burial at one of the many famous areas within Arlington National Cemetery. If you... More

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