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Alexandria National Cemetery

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Address: 1450 Wilkes St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3424
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We've been to DC countless time and never made it across the river to the Cemetery. Wasn't expecting the emotional rush we got while viewing the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to DC countless time and never made it across the river to the Cemetery. Wasn't expecting the emotional rush we got while viewing the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We had a leisurely stroll through the Cemetery and found a number of memorials that we found interesting. JFK memorial is a must... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

an off-the-beaten-path "hidden gem" that's not very extensive compared with the enormous Arlington National Cemetery just a couple miles away -- but charming and historic

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

The Alexandria Cemetery complex is pretty neat but finding this hidden gem of a National Cemetery was a bonus. Men involved in the hunt for John Wilkes Booth after Lincoln's assassination are interred here. It's very quiet and a lovely, lesser known National Cemetery.

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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2016

I've lived in the area my entire life. I still love going to Arlington on a regular basis, but I approach it from the back side at Ft. Myer. Most visitors don't get to see it from the back unless you have military identification. First of all, this has the best view of the mall and the memorials from atop... More 

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phoenix
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Abe did his speech here. I came for the ingress mission, I stayed for the history. I stayed as long as I could as there was a military funeral going on for retired Lt. Commander Flores, 21 gun salute and everything. There is a new side and an old side. I wish I could have stayed longer, but my ride... More 

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

An amazing place to see where our brave veterans of the different wars are buried. The highlights are the Kennedy grave with the eternal flame. You can also see Robert and Ted Kennedy's tomb near by. The Robert E Lee house at the top of the hill is interesting with many original furnishings. But of course the not be missed... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Clean, quiet and beautifully maintained, the cemetery is in the western portion of the Wilkes Street Cemetery complex. It's a collection of cemeteries dating as part back to 1751. If your into local history do a web search for the complex and Old Town Alexandra history to download a walking tour. It's a few blocks from the subway and boarders... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 15, 2016

In a word: Incredible! Every US citizen should visit at least once. Beautiful peaceful place, lots of lovely trees, flowers... the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was very moving - absolute perfection. We visited in October on a Sunday and there were a lot of people... we bought tickets for the shuttle train, but... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Definitely a Bucket List location. Only $10 for the narrated tram that you can hop on and hop off to your hearts content. Such a deal & Worth every penny. Every employee that I came in contact with at ANC was very helpful and pleasant. Amazing views of DC from the high hills in ANC. Would definitely go back if... More 

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Reviewed September 30, 2016

We attended the internment of a grandfather who was an instructor pilot for the navy in WWII. it was impressive and well deserved for the mans service. We were proud to attend this to honor him

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