Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery
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Historic Sites • Cemeteries
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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5.0
9,489 reviews
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TheRobinsons57
Pembroke Pines, FL691 contributions
A Vist to fallen Heros
Nov 2021 • Couples
One of my must see on this vacation. I have much respect for our Men and Women in the arm forces. You can use the trolley to get around for $17 or you can walk. We seen the Grave sites of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thurgood Marshall, J.F.K and more.. This place is Amazing and the sights are breath taking. You will need time to see it all so come prepared.
Written November 15, 2021
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MGQ
Buffalo, NY412 contributions
Serene and Soleum
Oct 2021
Whenever we visit Arlington, we always stroll through the cemetery. We have seen all the tourist sights before but never get tired of seeing them again. If you're fortunate you'll be able to witness a full honors funeral discreetly from afar so as not to invade anyone privacy. That is really impressive.
The cemetery should be a "not-to-be-missed" item on your travel list.
Written November 4, 2021
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Itinerant_Foodies
Greensboro, NC554 contributions
Visit and take the tour
Oct 2021 • Friends
If you’re in the area, we’d highly recommend going to the cemetery and taking the guided tour instead of just walking around. We took our time at the tomb of the unknown soldier and the museum next to it. Watching the changing of the guard is fascinating as we could see the incredible precision with which the change is executed and the inherent respect that this precision represents
Written November 3, 2021
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SandersonClan5
Centreville, VA288 contributions
Arlington House
Oct 2021 • Family
The Arlington House is worth a visit. The house and outbuildings help portray the world at the time the Civil War began, and all the people who were part of Arlington House at the time.
Written October 29, 2021
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Sharon E
Goodyear, AZ201 contributions
Speechless !
Oct 2021
This awesome cemetery leaves you speechless. Everything was so peaceful and beautiful. I was honored to be able to see the Changing of the Guard. The respect that they give to their post and discipline they had to carry out their duty. It is remarkable, I was just in awe watching them.
We rode the trolley
Written October 27, 2021
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Gina L
Texas148 contributions
Learned something new.
Oct 2021
I have been several times, but I learned something this time. I was given the task to find a gravesite by a relative. I went to the desk at the visitors Center, we looked him up on their database and found his gravesite. I was given a ticket and given a free shuttle bus ride right to the area and told to call for pickup. WOW! I was able to locate and take plenty of pictures of the headstone.
Remember to watch the changing of the guards at the Tomb of known solider. Read a little about it first so you understand some of the things happening. 21 steps, who is buried and why, the symbolism, how long and hard it is to become a guard, there have only been less than 700 guards, the long hours, etc.
Written October 23, 2021
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trtzw
Springfield, Missouri212 contributions
A Moving Experience
Oct 2021
This was a very moving experience. The staff is very knowledgeable about so many points in the cemetery. Sights that you have seen on television and in books take on new importance and meaning when seen in person. Be sure to experience the changing of the guard. A wreath ceremony also happens several times each day.
The guided tram tour last approximately an hour and a half. This is a quiet, peaceful experience well worth taking.
Written October 19, 2021
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SeniorTravelerTF
Fort Atkinson933 contributions
This deserves more time than we allowed.
Oct 2021
Most come to see the changing of the guard, Kennedy's site and maybe one or two others. That's a mistake. The visitor center has wonderful exhibits telling the story of the cemetery and giving a good overview. The free brochure points out many notable burial sites - and many others that most will recognize can be found just walking the gently rolling roads and paths. Yes the guard and Kennedy sites are memorable and should be included, but skip the tram tour, which barely scratches the surface as you ride to the three stopping points. You can save your money - and see a great deal more - by walking along any path you choose.
Written October 18, 2021
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Carenjames C
Cumming, GA94 contributions
should not be missed
Oct 2021
A place to honor those who have fought for our freedom. We should never forget or ignore those who have so valiantly served. We took the trolly tour and also walked. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers brought me to tears. This should not be missed.
Written October 16, 2021
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saturdaydiner
Newtown, PA262 contributions
Powerful
Oct 2021
I've been here many times on school trips as a teacher chaperone. Yesterday I went with my wife for her first visit. Amazing and beautiful. Needs to be seen!
Written October 16, 2021
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