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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

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6,666 Reviews
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

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Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
$35.10 per adult
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Changing of the guard at...
Changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Grounds are beautiful and the guides are awesome
Gregory_W, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

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Changing of the guards...
Christopher_B, Mar 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Changing of the guards was very moving. Seems odd that your survey requires you to type a minimum characters in your feedback. Communication like this and your help line are both annoying. Called two times to try to get info and both times tge operators were very hard to understand as English did not seem to be their first language. Your website also does not explain that hotel pick up is not available during covid. Bought tickets and them had to drive to the cemetery.
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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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Changing of the guard at...
Gregory_W, Sep 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Grounds are beautiful and the guides are awesome
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The tour guide was...
Rose_A, Sep 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
The tour guide was fantastic. Perfect amount of time for the price. Very easy to book and easily accessible.
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Great travel experience
PETER_M, Sep 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
It was a great experience especially with a guide person who was experienced and was explaining things well . Thank you
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Great tour guide
Carl_R, Sep 2021
2-Hour Arlington Cemetery Guided Walking Tour
The tour guide Nor was great very interesting intelligent well educated gentleman. We got a lot out of the visit
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Moving Experience
George_W, Sep 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour - 8ppl Max
Had a wonderful tour, hitting the highlights. Got to see my uncle’s grave after the tour. Changing of the Guard was very special.
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Very good time
Kim_B, Sep 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Guide was fantastic! Was very knowledgeable! Learned many new facts. Loved changing of the Guard. Guide had water and snacks, which was very helpful because it was extremely hot!
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James was very...
Strve_M, Aug 2021
2-Hour Arlington Cemetery Guided Walking Tour
James was very knowledgeable and allowed us to wander off regular path. He did a great job. Itskgxkysmgxmgggxtmgghdghx gxmyhcm come mgsd m xj ly
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The changing of the guard...
Rosemary_H, Sep 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
The changing of the guard at The Tomb of the unknown soldier along with the eternal flame at the grave of JFK and the tour at the Arlington House were my favorite parts of the tour..
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Worth every penny!
Kristi_C, Sep 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Best tour in DC by far. We didn't even mind the 2 hour walk in the heat.
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Excellent experience
Carole_G, Aug 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, including about the powerful change of guards at the tombs of the unknown soldiers and we saw some features that we would have completely missed without her

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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