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Fort Myer

Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22211
703-696-3944
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Ranked #16 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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marlton nj
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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278 reviews 278 reviews
98 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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354 reviews 354 reviews
62 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
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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