Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington

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Remember the United States' fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, where casualties and deceased veterans of every U.S. war lie buried. The cemetery covers an area of over 253 hectares (624 acres), and was established in 1864 on an estate that once belonged to the wife of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The final resting place for nearly 260,000 dead, the cemetery also includes the grave of John F. Kennedy, marked by an eternal flame. Uniformed soldiers protect the graves of unidentified bodies from the wars fought in the 20th century, with a ceremonial changing of the guard every hour. Start your tour at the visitor center, where you can look at informative exhibits and pick up a free map. To visit Arlington National Cemetery on your trip to Arlington, use our Arlington trip itinerary planner.
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  • I took the tour because of the heat, the price was ok. Arlington effected me when I saw the amount of graves. I am ex military so it was very sobering for me. I will never forget what I saw and how I ...  more »
  • Definitely according to Washington you will be visited. There's obviously a great commemorative atmosphere, you go a little bit through American history. Even moving
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  • This is one important place to visit when in DC.The place is extremely peaceful. It is spread across a huge area. The changing of guards is an important ceremony here. The atmosphere is very solemn and respectful. It has graves of some if the most honourable personalities in the American history including honourable John F Kennedy. I'll highly recommend this place.
  • Large and beautiful cemetery. It is worth visiting if in DC. Famous graves of john f Kennedy and generals of the us army are here. Take the tram tour around the cemetery to be able to see all of the areas.
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