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Tomb of the Unknowns

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
(877) 907-8585
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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in Arlington
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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Niles, Michigan, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

It makes one humble to think of what the Tomb of the Unknowns stand for. The soldiers guarding the tomb have a daunting task to maintain the formality of the ceremony. They do a wonderful job and are all to be commended. The day we attended, it was 90+ degrees out. These young men had to be burning up in... More

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ontario
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

You do not have to be American to appreciate this changing of the guard ceremony. Awe inspiring, interesting and impressive. More solemn than I expected. Give yourself enough time when visiting the cemetery to take this in.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Loved seeing the changing of the guards. It was a beautiful day so glad my children got to experience this

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Such a respectful, sacred memorial. the changing of the guard brings me to tears, especially with the trumpet music.

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful tribute to the fallen and also the changing of the guard watching over the tomb id very interesting and a little quirky to see!

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DC Metro
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I happened to be there at the right time (noon), to see the wreath laying ceremony. They do several at once (one after another), I think they did a total of 8 the day I was there, and I saw the last 3 of them. It's a nice tribute, please be respectful, and don't talk during (they ask you not... More

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Culpeper
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223 reviews 223 reviews
136 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

the monument is attending by the most elite of troops who never shirk their duty and who provide the public with a reminder of the dedication and sacrifice of all in the armed forces especially those who gave their last full measure

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New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I had visited the tomb when I was in 8th grade and wanted to share that experience with my children and explain to them what the tomb and the changing of the guard was all about. It opened up a great dialog between my children and my husband and I about our country and the brave people who protect us... More

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Virginia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

If visiting the cemetery, this is a must-see. Please go. Just go and stand and think. Silently. Appreciate the honor, the oaths, and the military precision of this place. Think of what it represents in American history. Think of the sacrifices made that impact your life every single day. Please control your children; this is a space of reverence and... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Tomb of the unknown solider was nice to see in person. Also, was able to witness the wreath memorial followed by taps. If your in the DC area this is a must see!

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