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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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WashingtonDC
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429 reviews 429 reviews
73 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 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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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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13 attraction reviews
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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Chesterfield, Virginia
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15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Sacramento, California
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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you have no experience with the military, you may find the guard station interesting, and the dorms, Base Exchange, bowling alley, and chapels, etc. Generally, it was an ordinary Army base. It was more beautiful than most, because of Arlington National Cemetery in the background, and the lovely trees.

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latrobe
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109 reviews 109 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Where the Tomb Guards live is a beautiful Post. The back entrance into Arlington Cemetery and the Old Post Chapel showcase the start of a Soldiers Final Review. Stand quietly and reverently and see the gentleness and caring manner provided to those on their way to burial at one of the many famous areas within Arlington National Cemetery. If you... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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158 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This post has a lot of history and we had a good time while we were there. We drove around and saw the different sites.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We love the inexpensive classic bowling alley at Ft. Myer. You have to go through an inspection to get on base but the low prices and family atmospher make it a great place to hang out with friends and bowl a few games. The wine selection leaves a lot to be desired but what do you really expect from a... More 

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