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Fort Myer

Address: Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 703-696-3944
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Ranked #13 of 26 Attractions in Arlington
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks
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...
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Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks
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 regiment and was the site of the first military test flight.

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Alexandria, VA
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118 reviews 118 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of the nicest, cleanest, safest Army military installations in the world. Just recently, now a Joint Base with nearby USMC-Henderson Hall. If you are retired military and/or have authorization to access military installations, you MUST visit Ft. Myer and experience a First Class shopping experience at the well-stocked Commissary and a newly renovated Post Exchange. AAFES also operates a... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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181 reviews 181 reviews
98 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If in the DC area and you want to see some US Army history this is a good location. Adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery and home to the US Army Honor Guard known as the Old Guard of the 3rd Infantry Regiment. This unit is the one that Guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington and provides the... More 

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YORKTOWN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a very old Army Post. This is the home of the Old Guard. It is a beautiful post to visit. Many of the funerals for those buried in Arlington are conducted at the Chapel on Ft. Myer. You need a military ID to enter.

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My son & his family have access to Ft Myer & we went to mass at the base chapel. Standard base amenities, commissary included.

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Riverside, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went to see the base where my Grandson is stationed, as an Honor Guard. The housing for the officers and the buildings, in general, are very representative of Old Virginia architecture. Lots of charm and greenery. Don't miss seeing the horses and stables at the Caisson Platoon.

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Eustis, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Went to an army review at Conmy Hall and had lunch with the troops for an army reunion. I was stationed here over 40 years ago and the place still has memories and charm.

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marlton nj
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were there to see a nephew honored. Before 9-11 you could take a shortcut through the base now you are stopped. Asked to step out of the car, hood up, trunk up etc. while being surveilled by armed gaurds. After showing proof of invitation and ID we were permitted to pass. A behind the scene look at young men... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I live here. There is no more honorable funeral than one at Arlington. worth watching if not in the family. Reverent place. JFL eternal flame memorial is heart touching. View of DC super. Robt E Lee's Custis-Lee mansion or Arlington House is definitely worth a visit. Docents are excellent. Property descended from G Washington. Lee was conflicted having trained at... More 

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buffalo
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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303 reviews 303 reviews
102 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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