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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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Changing of the Guard

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and in any weather by Tomb Guard sentinels. The tram car tour of the cemetery shows the expanse of the... read more

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and in any weather by Tomb Guard sentinels. The tram car tour of the cemetery shows the expanse of the property and interesting facts are provided by the tour guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While visiting the Capital, I made certain to visit Arlington Cemetery. I have seen pictures, but standing amongst the shear volume of graves overwhelms you and effects you far more than any picture you have ever seen. I am a former Marine and I could not help but feel a heavy heart and profound sense of loss as I wondered... More 

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Dodge City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cemetery is a very humbling experience. Although solemn, it provides a good opportunity to remember that freedom is not free. Keep in mind there are a lot of hills and often times we found the concrete sidewalks and stairs were uneven and in need of repair. You can stay on the main roads but they don't always provide direct... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to get to on the Metro and a must see in Washington. You can take a trolley bus for $14 but we chose to walk. JFK resting place was beautiful and we also saw the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknowns. The cemetery is a somber place with up to 30 funerals continuing each day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family came here to visit a gravesite of a family member and to see the seabees memorial. Although I loved it, we took our young children which made this trip not as fun as it could have been. The cemetery is full of history, but also a lot of walking and memorial monuments that require silence. I found it... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the day before the Memorial Day weekend. Soldiers in squads and full battle dress on a near 100 degree day were placing flags at each gravesite. Don't forget these guys! Take the bus tour of this beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

sadly, all too often, we think of Americans as brash. My worries taking the tour was that it would be hyped up. not a bit of it. Hugely respectful, beautifully laid out. the bus tour was appropriate and informative... thank you. The Changing of the Guard was very poignant too...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As the place is vast we tool one of the bus tours around the cemetery and found all the guides very knowledgeable. We visited the grave of JFK and the tomb of the Unknown Soldier which was very impressive.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To see all the graves of the ones who gave their lives by service or the ultimate sacrifice moved me to tears. Being from Celeste, Texas, childhood home of Audie Murphy, on my bucket list was to visit his grave. Standing near his tombstone, my heart ached for all the families of those here. A great job is done keeping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very moving and tranquil place to wonder around. It does take your breath away the way. Time just disappears.... The views are also spectacular. A must see while in Washington.

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