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“The First Arlington” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alexandria National Cemetery

Alexandria National Cemetery
1450 Wilkes Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703 221- 2183
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Ranked #4 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Cemeteries
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Leeds, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The First Arlington”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This cemetery was located directly behind our hotel (The Residence Inn Duke Street) The General Manager of the hotel shared this with us knowing my son was a huge fan of historical VA. A pleasant and quiet place to stroll and remember those who fought four our freedom.

Visited June 2013
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Culpeper
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258 reviews 258 reviews
156 attraction reviews
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“this is a must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

it is an experience all should do, the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknowns is indescribable... sadly some of the tourists seem to have no clue of the meaning of the whole thing or the dedication of these soldiers

Visited April 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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“Please visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Extremely beautiful! Much to see, much to feel. Please remember this is a solemn place and act accordingly. If you hear "taps" in the distance, please bow your heads and take a moment...

Visited February 2013
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Atlanta
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“Beautiful and secluded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We were actually in town to bury my father in law in Arlington. We were staying at the Residence Inn on Duke street and were surprised when we opened our windows to discover a small national cemetery behind the hotel.

There is both a civilian looking side and the white rows of the traditional military side. I took my children and walked the quiet and beautiful rows. It was moving and a nice quiet time to explain to my children what they were seeing ... those souls that have sacrificed in defense of their nation and their ideas.

There are a few modern graves mixed in with a lot of 1800s graves. A monument of note is for four men killed in pursuit of James Wilkes Booth.

Visited March 2013
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Milton Freewater, Oregon
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“Little known piece of America”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I lived just down the Jefferson Highway from the Cemetery and until I did some family history never gave it any notice. However, in doing some family history I found out my ancestor, who was killed in the battle of Wash DC was buried here. Imagine my surprise to find a wonderful maintained piece of history.

Visited June 2012
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