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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
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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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Fort Myers
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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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394 reviews 394 reviews
158 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
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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Boynton Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We visited onm a Saturday and ran into restrictions and closed gates. The signs were not helpful and one does not know that a gate is closed until one gets there. Not tourist friendly.

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Nokesville, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I grew up in Arlington in a military family. We spent so much time at Ft. Myers. Swimming, bowling, the military parades which were absolutely beautiful to watch, especially at night. Ft. Myers has px, commissary and medical facilities and is right next to Henderson Hall and Arlington National Cemetery.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Small, nice post. Was there for business/government training. Nice spacious community club. Can see the edge of Arlington Cemetery just past the community club.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
65 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The famous home of the most precision military unit in the world. The 3rd Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) and their elite Tomb Guards diligently train and prepare for their somber duties on these beautiful grounds.

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