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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Apr - Oct 8am - 7pm, Oct - Apr 8am - 5pm, every day
214 McNair Road, Fort Myer, 22211

The Basics

Arlington National Cemetery is free to visit, and travelers should start at the Welcome Center, where maps, exhibits, and information services can be found. Notable sites within the cemetery include the President John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame; the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial; and the Memorial Amphitheater. Choose a hop-on hop-off tour that stops at the cemetery, a walking tour of the grounds, or a tour that combines a visit to the cemetery with stops at National Mall monuments, war memorials, Mount Vernon, or other DC landmarks.

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Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
$39.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Lots of walkung but beauriful day!!
Tomb of unknown soldier, wish could have seen more memorials like the challenger, tbey just pointed to them..
lori_w, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

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Lots of walkung but beauriful day!!
lori_w, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Tomb of unknown soldier, wish could have seen more memorials like the challenger, tbey just pointed to them..
star-5
Arlington Cemetary
Polly_S, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Very emotional tour. The changing of the Guards at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a must see! JFK area is beautiful.
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Loved the history telling...
Jennifer_G, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Loved the history telling on the walk. It really added to the experience and perspective vs just walking on your own.
star-5
Excellent Experience
Linda_P, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour - 8ppl Max
Enjoyed all the information our guide gave us. She was very helpful and friendly. Enjoyed the history and historical information that was presented.
star-5
Amazing experience
Andrea_R, Oct 2021
Washington DC Monuments Tour with Arlington Cemetery and Potomac River Cruise
This was a great experience and well worth the money. Larry and Kris rocked and made sure we had a great personalized experience. We will definitely use this company in the future when we return
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James_A, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Our tour guide Liam was a walking talking encyclopedia of all things Arlington National Cemetery. Very informative and helpful. I would highly recommend this experience.
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The changing of the guard...
Marcia_B, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was the top highlight, followed by seeing the eternal flame at JFK's grave.
star-5
Great tour
Yvonne_V, Jul 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour - 8ppl Max
The Arlington National cemetery tour was great. A time to stop and reflect. Brenda, our tour guide was very friendly and informative. Highly recommend this tour.
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Having a tour guide who...
Theresa_H, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Having a tour guide who was so knowledgeable was the only way to go! I learned a lot and enjoyed this experience
star-5
Wonderful informative tour!
Laurie_E, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
The tour was very informative and the guide was extremely educated on many facts, some of them small but interesting. He was very enthusiastic and had waters, gatorade and energy bars yo help fuel the walk thru the cemetery. Would recommend to everyone. Every American should go to see the sacrifices of these citizens.
star-5
Great tour. Highly recommend
Jane_H, Sep 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Liam was a great guide. He knows the Arlington National Cemetery inside and out. He is obviously passionate about the subject and knew way more than he could impart in one tour. He gave us great advice on where to stand for the changing of the guard ceremony and background on the sentinels. The Cemetery would be a bit bewildering without a guide. This was a fun, interesting, informative and personalized way to tour.
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Easy and pleasant
Jennifer_W, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Super easy and knowledgeable guides. My daughter and I wanted an easy yet timely tour and this was perfect for our situation.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Keep in mind that the cemetery is a shrine honoring fallen members of the US Armed Forces and that a visit is a solemn affair. Exercise an appropriate level of respect.

  • Be prepared to go through a security screening before entering the cemetery.

  • No food or drink other than bottled water is allowed in the Welcome Center or on the cemetery grounds.

  • The cemetery is wheelchair and stroller accessible, but you must bring your own.

  • Download the ANC Explorer mobile phone app or use it at the kiosks on site to locate gravesites and monuments around the cemetery.

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How to Get to Arlington National Cemetery

To reach Arlington National Cemetery via the Metro from Washington DC, get off at the Arlington National Cemetery Station on the Blue Line. By car, it’s off of Memorial Avenue, across the Potomac from downtown DC.

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When to Get There

Arlington National Cemetery can be visited 365 days a year. The site is open to the public from 8am to 5pm in October through March and until 7pm in April through September. It’s less crowded in winter, but be prepared for cold temperatures.

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The Changing of the Guard

The Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a must-see when visiting Arlington National Cemetery. From October 1 to March 31, it takes place every hour on the hour, and from April 1 to September 30, it occurs every half hour. The start of the ceremony is announced by a relief commander, and visitors are expected to stand and stay silent throughout the ceremony.

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