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Arlington National Cemetery

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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...more
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Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pictures of Arlington National Cemetery do not prepare you for the visit. The atmosphere of reverence draws across you shoulders like a gentle mist. You may feel that you truly do not have the right words to describe how you feel but cherish that you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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A friend of ours, who was a Colonel in the Marines, was laid to rest in a ceremony appropriate to his rank. A flag-draped coffin on a carriage pulled by six horses, accompanied by a full company of Marines (125) including a bugler and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a sobering and humbling experience. The dedication of the marines guarding the tombs is a credit to them and the corps!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank James H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Set up just like a hop on hop off tour. Buy your ticket online and Activate it only when you’re walking to the bus. Parking is $6. The people working in and around Arlington Cemetery are the most friendliest, helpful people you will ever meet....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you ever want to illustrate to friends family or children the price of their freedom, Arlington National Cemetary is the place to go. The rows of organized tombstones stretch for what seems like forever. I had no idea the magnitude of this place until...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Not only is it a must see, it’s an interesting and moving experience. From JFKs gravesite to the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown, I was so happy I visited. I booked a walking tour through Expedia...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

"Freedom is not Free", no better words can describe Arlington National Cemetery. It is a truly restful place worthy of those who gave everything to protect freedom. A beautiful view of downtown DC awaits those visiting the Kennedy gravesight or the Tomb of the Unknown....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish I could rate this place higher than 4 Stars. Deep history flows over and through this place. I was humbled to walk amongst hero’s. This is a must see. It is a very emotional place that commands respect and honor.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the entire day here and it was lovely although crowded. There's so much history and beauty in this resting place. I plan to visit again in the fall during the week to alleviate the congestion and crowds.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on a special mission to pay our respects at the grave of general George C. Marshall. The cemetery is very well organized with excellence signage and ability to see many important gravesite. The change of the guard at the tomb of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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November 14, 2018|
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Response from Nishele B | Reviewed this property |
I went on a Sunday - it was rainy and there weren't a whole lot of people there. I was one of the last tours of the day due to the time but I didn't think it was crowded at all and I found parking immediately and close to... More
September 16, 2018|
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Response from skipspoon24 | Reviewed this property |
We drove and parked in parking structure. It was very cheap.
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Linda O | Reviewed this property |
I would take the underground, there are a number of routes and the station is very close. Once inside you can walk around but it is so vast I would recommend paying for the guided tour which takes you around on a train like... More
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Moonlight tour of the monuments (3 Replies)
i plan to take eleven family members on a full-moon evening tour of the major monuments- planned itinerary is Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, view from Virginia outside Arlington National Cemetery, and Lincoln Memorial, with Vietnam, Korea, FDR and MLK later based on time and interest. 1. Can this be done properly in less than four hours? 2. Can one walk easily and quickly from Washington Monument to World War II Memorial? 3. Where specifically can...More
September 19, 2015|
Response fromDarrell6t|
Arlington National Cemetery is not open in the evenings. And private vehicles can not drive inside except for very special circumstances. You can drive up to the Iwo Jima Marine Memorial which is outside the cemetery and has a great view of The Mall. You can easily walk from the Washington Monument to the WWII Memorial. You haven't mentioned the FDR Memorial which is one of the nicest in town on a small scale.
Are luggages allowed in these places in DC? (3 Replies)
We have a few hours before we head to the airport and are planning to visit these places. We have to take our luggage with us because we will be checking out of our hotel (2 small carry-on rolling luggages). We don't want to go anywhere where we'd have to go through security or would be awkward for us to walk around with luggages. US Marine Corps War Memorial Arlington National Cemetery National 9/11 Memorial
August 05, 2016|
Response fromMarylandIrene|
Most hotels will let you leave luggage for the rest of the day after you check out, although you will need to tip the staff who store the luggage for you. Have you checked with the hotel?
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Arlington National Cemetery and Mount Vernon (5 Replies)
Is it possible to visit Arlington National Cemetery and Mount Vernon on the same day? Working on our 5 day itinerary.
June 28, 2018|
Response fromMike E|
Might be a stretch. Mount Vernon is not close to Arlington.