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Tomb of the Unknowns

Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: (877) 907-8585
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Arlington
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Guarded around the clock by the Army's 3rd infantry, this memorial in...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Guarded around the clock by the Army's 3rd infantry, this memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honors unidentified American soldiers from the two World Wars and the Korean War.
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Syracuse, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Tomb of the Unknowns is the must see part of this wonderful historic location. The viewing of the changing of the guard is a very moving experience. Out of respect you can here a pin drop during the change which happens every 30 minutes rain or shine. I have visited Arlington four times in my life and I am... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Silent and understated - yet loud and clear.....You are asked to be silent during the exchange. And believe me it is! It was pouring rain, yet there was a huge crown standing there....very regimental....a sight to see indeed.

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Weston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Go see the changing of the guards - bring the kids - believe me, they'll put away the iPhone and other electronics and stand there, still and quiet, watching this.

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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

How respectful the tourist were. It is a long uphill walk and a lot of steps to reach the tomb but it certainly is worth the effort. I would recommend it for all ages.

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Houston, Texas
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This was an incredible experience. To see that this is done every day throughout the day on every hour is an amazing, humbling experience. It is neat that history, even throughout all these years, has continued. This was one of the most peaceful ceremonies I have ever witnessed.

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NAPLES
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

I won't bother to try to write how moving this memorial is and the experience of watching the changing of the guards. Just go and see for yourself.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a must see in the Arlington Cemetery. Please watch the changing of the guard ceremony which takes place on the hour during winter and half hourly during summer. A very moving tribute to those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom today. Please also take the time to read the history inside the building. Whilst visiting there... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I was here with a group of 8th grade students from my school who were in DC for a trip. We got to take part in a wreath laying ceremony. I'm sure those who took part and all of us in attendance will never forget our visit. It was bitterly cold that day and the thought of these honor guard... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Changing of the Guard was impressive. A wonderful tribute! The Honor Guard is truly an exceptional group. The Tomb itself is beautiful.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a ceremony everyone should see at least once,very moving.The employees around there was very helpful also. any questions bout the ceremony they answered.

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