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“Our son gave us a tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Myer

Fort Myer
Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22211
703-696-3944
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Ranked #14 of 28 Attractions in Arlington
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Cultural
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.
Rockaway, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Our son gave us a tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My son is in The Old Guard, public affairs, so we took a ride through Ft. Myer, he showed us some of the General's homes and other buildings, it is quite small compared to most army bases, but more attractive than most, with nice grounds, and of course being directly adjacent to Arlington Nati'l Cemetery is awesome. We also got to see the Twilight Tattoo, amazing show on every Wednesday evening in the summer, with the fife and drum corps, Army band, singers and actors portraying significant events in the history of the Army. Unfortunately it got rained out so we did not get to see the rifle team do their drill.

Visited August 2013
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Fort Myers
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A great Fort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Where the "Old Guard" lives and works. They guard the Tomb of the Unknowns and conduct burial ceremonies for veterans that have passed away. It is also home to the Army Band. Tattoo ceremonies on Wednesdays

Visited July 2012
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
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“A Little Bit of Military History in Arlington, VA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Being a retired naval officer gave us an opportunity to go back to my active duty years. Fort Meyer is an old Post, dating back to the day when horses were the primary means of transportation. Historical homes mixed with modern post exchange, commissary, Officer's Club, etc, bring you back in time to a slower pace of living. Attached next to Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Meyer is definitely worth a visit IF you are active duty or retired military.

Visited May 2013
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Sacramento, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Mostly an Ordinary Army Base!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you have no experience with the military, you may find the guard station interesting, and the dorms, Base Exchange, bowling alley, and chapels, etc. Generally, it was an ordinary Army base. It was more beautiful than most, because of Arlington National Cemetery in the background, and the lovely trees.

Visited May 2013
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latrobe
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108 reviews 108 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“The Home of Arlington's Tomb Guards and Funeral Details.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Where the Tomb Guards live is a beautiful Post. The back entrance into Arlington Cemetery and the Old Post Chapel showcase the start of a Soldiers Final Review. Stand quietly and reverently and see the gentleness and caring manner provided to those on their way to burial at one of the many famous areas within Arlington National Cemetery. If you or a loved one has ever served our country you will be impressed with how the men and women of todays military honor those of today and yesterday.

Visited March 2013
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