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Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: (877) 907-8585
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Guarded around the clock by the Army's 3rd infantry, this memorial in...
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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Somber, Respectful and Moving Experience

Very moving. The precision and discipline of the sentry guard is outstanding. Try to get there for the changing of the guard. An experience that is moving for all ages and may... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very moving. The precision and discipline of the sentry guard is outstanding. Try to get there for the changing of the guard. An experience that is moving for all ages and may spark queries from children on who and why. One of the prime reasons to visit Arlington Cemetery.

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Guthrie, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

During the summer months, changing of the guard ceremonies take place every 1/2 hour on the hour, so please make sure you witness this when you visit Arlington. If you take small children, make sure to explain to them the importance and respect for being quiet throughout the whole changing of the guard ceremony so you don't get called out!... More 

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Oakdale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This seen, this experience, is one you will not forget. What these fine men go through, to be a guard here. What you read, the stories you hear, unbelievable. This is the whole Arlington experience, you must live it.

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Folsom, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The changing of, the guard is something everyone should experience. These men are so dedicated, and it is an amazing experience. Don't miss it!

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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must see, there is a changing of the guards every 30 minutes in summer, make sure you see this. A dignified way to honor soldiers that died unknown to everyone but God.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

It's very somber but inspiring for any American, a must see on any trip to Washington dc, families and a group of friends will enjoy.

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Newcastle, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Such a great site to see, I recommend seeing this, my 8 yr old grandson liked it too. Be sure and wear good walking shoes.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Very moving ceremony if you get a chance to see the changing of the guards. Learn a little history about the tomb and the changing of the guards before you go or on the train ride there look it up and it will mean even more to you. Last but not least BE RESPECTFUL, this is a cemetery lest you... More 

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Rock Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I love the level of respect shown here. The museum there is very informative as well. One of the most peaceful places I've been to.

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Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have visited Arlington before, but you can't ever get enough. The history and story of the cemetery is well worth the visit. Honoring all of the fallen, who died for our great country. The tomb of the unknown and the changing of the guards is an incredible experience. Highly recommend the trolley tour, it allows you to get on... More 

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Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: (877) 907-8585
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington

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