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“beautiful area” 4 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 #6 of 32 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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United States
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137 reviews 137 reviews
65 attraction reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“beautiful area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

the churches in the area got together and share this land. so there are many denominations and alot of history in the area. close to main roads to easy to get to

Visited May 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Incredibly sacred and hallowed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This was one of those life experiences that I will never forget.. Truly something every American needs to see

Visited May 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is an extension of Arlington National cemetery. I could write so much about it as I live close by, but you should come and see for yourself. It looks like Arlington, it is well maintain and it's history is as intersting as American history.

Visited May 2014
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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Nice Cemetery Honoring our Veterans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This cemetery is off of Duke street and is surrounded by lots of other cemeteries which aren't very well cared for. Getting there is depressing because of all the other graves in such awful conditions.

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“Be Careful with these reviews, this is NOT Arlington Cemetery but a smaller Civil War era Cemetery founded by Lincoln”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Alexandria Cemetary is a small civil war era cemetary founded by Lincoln at the same time as Gettysburg and others. It is not the iconic Arlington Cemetery with the tomb of the unknown soldier, etc. People who posted that got their cities beginning with an A mixed up. You have to look at a map to find the entrance, as 3 sides are blocked - you can see it but you can't get in. That and rain prevented me from getting inside on a very short trip, but I had a fabulous view of it from the 7th floor of my hotel windows. Well planted, neatly spaced rows of headstones for the most part, adjacent to a large stream, Hoofe's Run and an African American Memorial park along it's banks. This area was a bit outside of town in the Civil War, where Alexandria was an important and strategic Union foothold in Virginia. It was a railway center and manufacturing area, and many interesting signs surround the cemetery area. There is also an area with obelisk stones, very popular monuments for Civil War officers. Cemetery plantings including cedars, a popular Victorian symbol of death. About a block square, fully accessible. It appears you could park your car there to tour it.

Visited April 2014
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