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Address: Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: (877) 907-8585
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most...

Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most recent conflicts are buried at Arlington, which was officially declared a military cemetery in 1864. Among the more than 260,000 dead are three unidentified service members, buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and John F. Kennedy, whose gravesite is marked by an eternal flame.

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The Best Place to start a visit to DC

It may seem like an odd choice, but I always recommend starting a visit to Washington DC at Arlington Cemetery. Stand where the city's architect, Pierre L'Enfant stood so you can... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It may seem like an odd choice, but I always recommend starting a visit to Washington DC at Arlington Cemetery. Stand where the city's architect, Pierre L'Enfant stood so you can see his vision of how the city was to be laid out. Visit the Lee House and contemplate how Robert E. Lee rode across the Potomac to his mansion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't feel like visiting a cementery, but it was amazing, very good place to visit. The views are amazing, there is a lot of history there to be told. And there are many omportant people buried there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's really really big...Quiet place nothing really to see but to think about!! My father is also military and it was really important to him to go there. We saw some funerals on the same day it was Boston attacks... It has an impact!

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Blown away by the sheer size of the Cemetary with so many headstones. The Cemetary is beautifully maintained. Got to experience the changing of the guard of the tomb of the unknown soldier. Also saw the Kennedy family graves. This place is huge so there is a lot of walking but it was beautiful day for it. There is a... More 

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Atop the hill of Arlington Cemetery is the stately mansion of General Robert E. Lee, which was confiscated to the Union after Lee chose to join the rebels. The story goes that Union Quartermaster General Meigs, after losing his son in battle, began burying the Union dead in Lee's rose garden. Today, the cemetery is vast, beautiful, and solemn. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mom, daughter, and I went to visit Arlington National Cemetery as a favor to my friend whose father is resting in peace there. She asked me to leave him a flower. We ended up taking the tour first and we saw the amazing grounds. It is an amazing sight to see all of the white marble headstones in perfect... More 

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Have been as a tourist and to pay my respects but this time was for real! My husband was retired U.S.Army and was buried with full honors. I can not say enough about the cemetery staff and The Old Guard. Everything was done with perfection, honor and dignity. Thank you to all who helped make this day as good as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recommend you make arrangements to take the hop on hop off tram around the Arlington. It covers a large area and it is nice to have a tour guide explain everything to you. Everyone should go once in their lives so they truly understand the sacrifices which were made so that we all can enjoy the freedoms we do.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very great place to visit. Many historical grave sites to see including John F Kennedys. This is also home to the Tomb of the Unknown and the changing of the guard is a great experience.

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Our youngest was afraid to go, but once he saw it, he totally changed his mind. What a beautiful well maintained place to know soldiers and other prominent historic figures are laid to rest. Kennedy's grave...kind of breath taking knowing he is right there. There are signs everywhere demanding respect, quiet, and reminding ppl they are not at a fair... More 

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