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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
Fee: No
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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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Sheer size of it is breathtaking

Yesterday we took the metro from Washington dc to the Arlington military cemetery. Although we have visited several war cemeteries in France nothing prepared us for the sheer... read more

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Yesterday we took the metro from Washington dc to the Arlington military cemetery. Although we have visited several war cemeteries in France nothing prepared us for the sheer enormity of this cemetery! We were very glad we bought tickets for transportation around this site and thought it was a very reasonable price.12$ for adults with seniors at 9$.you could hop... More 

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To see the perfect rows and to see the thousands of tomb stones is so humbling. To know our rights have been strengthened by each one of their sacrifices makes me to be proud to enjoy the life they have enabled us to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an American treasure. Please understand that this is NOT a park or playground. Respect this place of honor by observing the rules. Take your time and visit all the sites at the National Cemetery. God bless our fallen and watch over their families for generations.

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We took a taxi to the entrance of Arlington National Cemetery, then decided to see rest of the area on foot. I would recommend paying for the trolley inside the site unless you don't mind being a sweaty mess at the end of it! Changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns is a must and is every... More 

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Adamstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This cemetary is a beautiful tribute to our armed forces. They have done an excellent job of helping you find a grave site for a friend or loved one at the entrance. Parking can be a problem during tourist season. It is worth a visit even if you do not know anyone who is buried there. One can always visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hundreds of thousands rest here. Generals, privates, politicians, all side by side. So many paid the highest price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had an hour to kill and stopped by. I didn't realize that I knew so little about this place. It's moving and absolutely gorgeous. Oh, it's also huge. I strolled by foot to see the Kennedy's site. I was soaked with sweat and pooped! If you want to do it properly take one of the train tours. I didn't... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vast cemetery. Shows aspects of different time periods, and different branches of the military. There is history, both of war and of non-war here. Such a majestic view of Washington from here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Over 400,000 people are buried in this iconic place, mostly military personnel. It started after the Civil War and has sections designated for the various conflicts from that time to now. It would be impossible to walk it all in a day. A good idea is to take a motorized guided tour around that takes about 45 minutes and allows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think everyone should go here at some point in their life. I took my two son's and we watched the changing of the guard and it was AMAZING and very moving. We also saw JFK and Jackie's graves which also was very moving. The place is alot bigger then I thought it was, so if you plan on going... More 

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