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Tomb of the Unknowns

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
(877) 907-8585
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Ranked #1 of 35 attractions in Arlington
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A "must see"! The changing of the guard occurs every half hour, on the hour and thirty minutes. It is very much worth the wait. The silent respect given this sight and the beautiful march of the guard(s) truly pays appropriate homage to those who fought to keep our freedom!

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Athens, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I had been to DC several times and even visited Arlington Cemetery before, but never took the time to see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. You really should time your visit to see this, stay for the entire ceremony.

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central, ma.
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We walked to the tomb of the unknown soldier and were luck enough to see the changing of the guard. What a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Seeing this national resting place for the soldiers who wll always remain unknown was breath taking. The respect for the them and the way they are laid to rest was amazing to see and offers a new respect for the ones who have fallen and will never be known but will always be remembered.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The changing of the guards is worth the watch. It happens every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour mark. Across the street are memorials to the Challenger and Columbia shuttle crews and the military personnel who died during the Iran hostage crisis in 1980.

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Fort Riley, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

*Please note that silence is a must during the event*. Moving tribute of soldiers protecting and honoring the unknown military service members who died in action.

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Groves, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This gave me chills just walking up to the site! The Military devoted to protecting the tomb of the Unknown. This is a must see if you see anything of Arlinton national cemetary. Every step and every action has a meaning. Very interesting. I would make this apriority on my list off MUST SEE!

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Cave City, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very inspiring! Shouldn't be missed!! All the visitors were very reverent while watching the changing of the guard.

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It is a nice dedication to those that fought for their country and died without a dedicated grave site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It really was a lovely monument and the changing of the guard was great to witness. Sad to know that there are two souls that have never been identified but the way in which these tombs are respected is fantastic.

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