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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Tours to Arlington National Cemetery
$39 BOOK WITH VIATOR Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
$99 BOOK WITH VIATOR Grand Washington DC Tour with Arlington National Cemetery Entry & Trolley Pass
Duration: 5 hours
$411 BOOK WITH VIATOR Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese Option
Duration: 4 hours
$73 BOOK WITH VIATOR Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour - 8ppl Max
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$370 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour of Washington DC War Memorials and Heros by Van
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
$74 BOOK WITH VIATOR Washington DC "Morning Monuments" Guided City Tour with Arlington Cemetery Entry
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
$99 BOOK WITH VIATOR Washington DC Monuments Tour with Arlington Cemetery and Potomac River Cruise
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Arlington National Cemetery reviews
Never forget those who gave it all for our freedom. Moving and historic. President Kennedy and his two brothers are buried here as well as Jackie. Our tour included information on the various... more »
There is a lot of see here, plan on spending half the day to take it all in. The cemetery is vast and hilly, I would suggest the tram tour. The Tomb of the Unknowns was powerful. Don’t miss this. more »
Very humbling experience. Walking through the paths and looking at the endless graves was a reminder of the sacrifices that thousands and thousands of soldiers have made for the U.S. It is the perfect sacred place to show respect to those who have served and fallen. The facility and grounds are beautiful. The atmosphere was so calm, quiet, serene, peaceful. PS: wear comfortable shoes for walking.
While not a eatery which is typical of my reviews, Arlington is a must see stop. The trolley host provides some helpful information that you might otherwise not have heard. One of our trolley guides was pretty dry and dull but overall we did not care. They all still gave us info that was beneficial. Some of the views are exceptional and the changing of the guards was impressive, as is their dedication.
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