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Guarded around the clock by the Army's 3rd infantry, this memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honors unidentified American soldiers from the two World Wars and the Korean War.
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were there for the changing of the guard. It was solemn respectful and moving ceremony. The cemetery is overly commercialized and overrun with tourists but this is still worth seeing. Every veteran and patriot should see this at least once.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The soldiers seem to be almost robotic as they glided like ghost across the floor. The changing of the guards is a memorable experience but remember to keep quiet or the active soldiers will remind you.

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Read all about it. It will blow you away when you watch the changing of the guard. What a tribute to our fallen soldiers.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I brought friends from out of town to tour the DC area. Everybody was impressed with the professionalism of the site.

Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was unaware that in 5 minutes of arriving, the changing of the guard took place, great timing on my part. I have seen a few tombs of the unknown soldiers and changing of the guards in my world travel, so I have something to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Find out what time they have the changing of the guards and it is a very interesting ceremony. There is a museum there which explains about the tomb of the unknown soldiers. Well worth the time and effort it took to get there.

Thank Fastphilad
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is well worth waiting for the hour so you can experience this. Well-executed and carried out with the utmost respect, good to be a part of for a few minutes.

Thank Molly1107
Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally a coincidence how I ended up here on a Memorial Day. The ceremony around the Tomb of the Unknowns was solemn and so respectful. It's really amazing!

Thank Ilin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can make the timing work the change happens on the hour. The commitment to honor the dead is very moving.

Thank nmbiela
Reviewed 1 week ago

Viewed the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Arlington Cemetery. Takes place every 1/2 hour 24 hours a day during summer till end of September, then every hour afterwards. Quite impressive. Guards marching/changing under direction of their sergeant who...More

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July 8, 2018|
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Response from Zach S | Reviewed this property |
Free parking is nonexistent on the East Coast in general. If you are on a timetable, bite the bullet and park at Arlington.
May 6, 2018|
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Response from PAC626 | Reviewed this property |
I would research directly with the visitors center on site. You may need a special pass or invitation and possibly security clearance in this day and age. If you are staying nearby at a hotel, a hotel concierge may be able... More
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July 2, 2017|
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Response from Jake D | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 10 minute walk depending on your pace. Just note that it is kind of steep so have good walking shoes and drink water as it can get hot