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Address: Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 703-696-3944
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: An important post of the Army's Signal Corps since the Civil War, Fort...
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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Visit this historic base, grab a bite to eat. Next to Arlington Nat'l Cemetery.

The base is open to the public, but only one gate serves the public. Once on site, there are some good restaurants. In the Officers Club there is a nice very inexpensive but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Morris County, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

No matter what your GPS tells you...all gates are not open. No matter what directions people give you only one gates gets non military personnel in. That was a real crisi for our party thinking we were a hop skip and a jump from Arlington National Cemetery and the Officers Club at Fort Meyer and the planned reception.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The base is open to the public, but only one gate serves the public. Once on site, there are some good restaurants. In the Officers Club there is a nice very inexpensive but very good restaurant in the basement--you order and then wait for your food and carry it into the room where you would like to eat. They had... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had the opportunity to visit ft Myer after many years. Although it is not as busy as it once was, this is still an important spot for the army command and is a first responder to issues that may come up. I found it still sharp militarily and well run as in the past. The troops stationed there seem very... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We recently attended a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. The post funeral luncheon was held at Fort Myer. You sense the historic tradition of this military post as soon as you enter the building. There are photos of military notables on the walls of the dining rooms. There is much to see at this historic site. Don't pass up an... More 

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manchester, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Spent many hours there when I lived close by watching processions, listening to music and my father's funeral in the chapel. Please visit this area.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As retired military, both my wife and I go to Ft. Myer at least weekly, as it remains an Active military facility. Each time we pass through the gates we are reminded that Ft. Myer (now more formally known as "Joint Base Ft. Myer/Henderson Hall") has a very long history that is unknown to most people. For example, how many... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We frequent Ft Myer for commissary and PX. We access the Arlington National Cemetery from the base as well and at certain times of the day, you can watch ceremonies and formations on base. Enjoy!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is in our neighborhood. I've been visiting, using the PX and Commissary for over 30 years. For active duty personnel visiting the area, this is a good place to stop if you intend to visit the National Cemetery. Free parking and daylight access.

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Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

One of America's most historic Army posts (Orville Wright flew here in 1908), and current home to the "Old Guard" stables, and the Army Band, this is a working base with many functions not open to public visitors. However, visitors can enter with proper identification and security checks. Be patient and respectful, especially if you visit attached Arlington National Cemetery.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Observed Change of Command Ceremony for the US Army Installation Management Command. Beautiful Ceremony in all its Military Tradition. The Fife and Drum Corps presentation was incredible. Fort Myer is historic.

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