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Address: Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 703-696-3944
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An important post of the Army's Signal Corps since the Civil War, Fort Myer...

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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Great Access to Arlington National Cemetery

For those with current military or DoD ID and visiting the area, consider stopping by. A very nice post, with a good exchange, commissary and gas station. You can park on post... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those with current military or DoD ID and visiting the area, consider stopping by. A very nice post, with a good exchange, commissary and gas station. You can park on post, and walk through the Cemetery. If open, the caisson platoon allows you to visit with the horses, good, cheap family fun.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Fort Myer is home to the 3rd US Infantry, The Old Guard, the United States Army Band and other Army units. It also houses a number of Army Generals. Access to the base is controlled.

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The recent inurnment of a parent at Arlington National Cemetery was an intense and inspiring experience for all involved. I would like to extend my highest regards to the fine people at Fort Myer for their consummate professionalism in carrying out the ceremony, for the care they extended to the family members, and for the warmth of their manner toward... More 

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Clearwater, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Everyone involved, be it the "Old Post Chapel" or the officers club across the street were wonderful in support of the military funeral for us.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Fort Myer is a jewel of a military installation that overlooks Washington, DC. The top brass of the US Army lives here and the base is the home of the Old Guard and US Army Band. There isn't a lot to see, but on many evenings you can hear US Army Band concerts.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You have to know someone stationed there to make it worth your time. It has the home of the Old Guard, stables, a PX, and military related activities.

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metro area Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I go to Fort Meyer weekly for commissary and PX shopping. I went when my husband was an Army officer on active duty at the Pentagon and when he retired--been going there many, many years, now. You can drive around to see the horses that pull the caisson for funerals--and where Black Jack, the riderless horse in more than 1,000... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Easy access for public, the men and horses responsible for military funerals, rich in history, horses stabled

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

only for members of the armed forces of the United States. It is a safe and peaceful place. The service is excellent . Very proud to enjoy the facilities of the military base.

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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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