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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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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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Changing of the guard at Tomb of Unknown

Beautiful ceremony - these service men are so respectful and deserve so much credit for what they do 24/7. Very moving and touching ceremony.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Essex Junction, United States

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Essex Junction, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful ceremony - these service men are so respectful and deserve so much credit for what they do 24/7. Very moving and touching ceremony.

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed watching a ceremony and visiting the buildings and surrounding grounds. Required a lot of walking as the trolley can't stop close by if a funeral is taking place nearby the stop. Still it was worth it and was great exercise.

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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They only change the guard once an hour, so if you're on the bus at an odd time, you may have to sit for a full hour. The buses run every 20 minutes. At my visit, they didn't have the handicap section open. The best views are on the stairs. Keep that in mind. Still pictures lose some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers was mesmerizing. This was the first time I had read, understood the entire reason for this, who serves, their training, their dedication and left feeling very proud of our Country. Thank you for serving.

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Mesa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Be sure to catch the changing of the guard ceremony. This was really interesting to see. It is a short steep walk from the tram stop but well worth it.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with the family and all of us were moved by the dedication of the soldiers keeping a watch for our nation's fallen. Very solemn place.

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Reno, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been to the Tomb of the Unknowns in Summer, Winter and Spring. Been there with huge crowds and all alone with the Guard walking the line, which is the time when it all seems to hit home.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the ultimate display of military respect. Definitely worth taking the time to attend one of the duty rotations during your visit to the Nation's cemetery. The service members selected for this job are junior military superstars.

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Cartersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am telling all of my friends to go visit the Arlington National Cemetery and see the Tomb of the Unknowns. The changing of the guard happens every hour on the hour during the winter and spring months and every 1/2 hour during the summer months. It is a powerful experience and one that I will not forget anytime soon.

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with young children. It was moving, powerful and somber for both the adults and kids. Everyone respectfully kept quietly. A must see for all those who visit the Cementary.

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