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Tomb of the Unknowns

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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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Historic and important Place in US History

I always stop by here when in the Dc area with a bit of time and just silently watch the guards marching their protocol routes. It is a clear reminder that it is duty and honor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I always stop by here when in the Dc area with a bit of time and just silently watch the guards marching their protocol routes. It is a clear reminder that it is duty and honor the made our country what it is today. It is the centerpiece of the cemetery and many people come just to watch the men... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It has been suggested that the Tomb of the Unknowns is guarded 24/7. That is so, but at night, when there are no visitors, there is quite a change. It was surprising to hear loud music, the showers running, lockers banging, and the men loudly talking and joking to each other and laughing away; quite typical of any barracks when... More 

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Havelock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I went to this attraction over the summer with my mom. It was really neat to see the changing of the guard. It was was cool how ceremonial it is. I definitely recommend it to anyone going to the area. The cemetery is very large, so make sure you have comfortable shoes.

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is one experience you do not want to miss if you visit Arlington national Cemetery. You will be overwhelmed as you watch these young men and woman briskly march their post and crisply snap the turn in all weather day and night.

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Make a point to stop at the Tomb of te Unknown Soldiers when going through Arlington Cemetery. It is an impressive reminder to all of the lives lost, and the respect they deserve.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A very honorable and humbling scene. The tomb of the unknown soldier is a place of quietness where visitors reflect on those who have fallen serving and defending our country and freedom. The Honor Guard is an impressive group with talent and discipline. This is a must see for any individual, couple, family or group in the DC area.

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Gallitzin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

What a fantastic place to visit. So much ritual and meaning in everything surrounding this place. The changing of the guard is really something to witness.

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Jackson, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is not something that you can truly explain to people. Sure, there are the typical descriptors of being so moving, an amazing experience, wonderful tribute...However the emotions that come from seeing such a great memorial & then watching the Changing of the Gaurd - it's inexplainable. There are many opportunites during the day to see the Changing of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Been there many times - last one on an Honor Flight with an 88 year old WW II friend. To understand that the Sentinels dedicate themselves to perfection is awesome. We saw their perfect travel paths in the fall and it was cold. The weather does not deter them. Many of the people in the audience were in wheel chairs... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a destination for any person open to an American civics experience. The dignity, formality, and carefully-honed precision of the honors rendered here touch your heart, mind and spirit. Dress for walking, standing, and be prepared to render any form of patriotic respect you can offer. Check the times for the change of the guard in advance and simply... More 

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