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“May they rest in the Peace of our Lord”

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #2 of 109 things to do in Arlington
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Each time I go here, I am lucky to live close bye, it takes me to a different place, a serene setting, so many graves. It must be respected

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Great. Grounds are kept spotless. Buy the bus tour hop on/off ticket & drivers give you info between stops.

Changing of guard excellent to see.
Lee mansion interesting.
Best views of DC anywhere.

And it sits right on metro line.

Thank JKK123
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Everything is very professionally handled, to make families aware the nation appreciates their service.

Thank Betsy J
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

I've been to Arlington National Cemetery several times throughout the years and it makes a huge impact every time. I highly recommend going, no matter what age group. It's a very powerful experience.

Most recently, I went on a frigid, February day and even with the cold it was well worth the experience. Make sure to stop at Section 60, where many of the recent Iraq/Afghanistan vets are buried. It's just a short walk from the visitor's center. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is another great site. I recommend visiting at the top of the hour when the guards change. Lastly, stop by the Women's Memorial. It's inside the large stone structure at the end of the main entrance.

Thank easwim
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

As a very military oriented person/history buff, I loved visiting this cemetery, it was a moving and learning experience all jumbled in one. My only complaint is that it was a lot of walking, and silly me did not put on the best shoes. We arrived shortly after it opened and spent around five hours walking the cemetery! It was tiring! My advice is to pay for the tour. They don't show you everything, only the popular stuff but it will save your feet for walking to what they did not show you. Grab the map at the welcome center and use it if you plan on walking because this cemetery has many dead ends. Oh and walk down Eisenhower and it will bring you down the very middle of it all, and from there you can decide where you want to go. I recommend watching the ceremony over at the tomb of the unknown.

I've walked many cemeteries and none are quite as big and winding as this one. Trust me, you will not see every monument/historical figure in one trip, my advice is aim for who/what you want to see.

P.S.This is a active cemetery where men/women are buried daily, try to be respectful. Also do not walk in the direction of a funeral, it is disrespectful.

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