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Fort Myer

Address: Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 703-696-3944
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Ranked #14 of 28 Attractions in Arlington
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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YORKTOWN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 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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301 reviews 301 reviews
101 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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WashingtonDC
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73 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 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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16 reviews 16 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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