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“Spent my childhood at Ft. Myers!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Myer

Fort Myer
Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22211
703-696-3944
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Ranked #17 of 71 things to do in Arlington
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: An important post of the Army's Signal Corps since the Civil War, Fort Myer is home to the Army Chief of Staff and the Army's oldest active infantry regiment and was the site of the first military test flight.
Nokesville, Virginia, United States
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“Spent my childhood at Ft. Myers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I grew up in Arlington in a military family. We spent so much time at Ft. Myers. Swimming, bowling, the military parades which were absolutely beautiful to watch, especially at night. Ft. Myers has px, commissary and medical facilities and is right next to Henderson Hall and Arlington National Cemetery.

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Kentucky
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“Business Training nice post”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Small, nice post. Was there for business/government training. Nice spacious community club. Can see the edge of Arlington Cemetery just past the community club.

Visited September 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Home of the Old Guard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The famous home of the most precision military unit in the world. The 3rd Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) and their elite Tomb Guards diligently train and prepare for their somber duties on these beautiful grounds.

Visited July 2012
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New York
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“Twilight tattoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We were told about the Army Tattoo and it was in walking distance. It is held on a parage ground overlooking DC - great view. The music and drill was excellent and the kids enjoyed it.

Visited July 2012
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Petersburg, VA
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“Great place to watch the fireworks on the 4th!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We came to Fort Myer to watch the 4th of July fireworks. Although MWR was having a ticketed event that day, it ended by 6 p.m. We set up our picnic blanket on the lawn at Whipple Field which overlooks all of DC from atop a hill. They had coolers of ice water set out and Gatorade and other drinks to purchase. You were welcome to bring your own food and coolers, but you needed to pass through a security checkpoint where they would search your bags and wand you. Parking was available at the Fort Myer exit from Arlington Cemetery, but we parked at the pool thinking I could get my handicapped child closer and avoid the walk. Bad move, as traffic is KILLER getting off post after the event. I think we sat in traffic just to get off post for 45 minutes to 1 hour. However, the awesome vantage point for the fireworks show was worth it!

Visited July 2012
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