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  • Address: 214 McNair Road
  • Hours: Apr - Oct 8am - 7pm, Oct - Apr 8am - 5pm, every day
  • Admission: Free

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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery contains the graves of soldiers of every war the United States has fought since the American Revolution. It is also a resting place for such American leaders as John F. Kennedy, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Medgar Evers. With so many graves, famous and otherwise, the site has become a must-see for any Washington DC trip.

At the end of Memorial Drive is the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, honoring women who have served in the armed forces since the Revolution. On the slopes above are the Kennedy gravesites; an eternal flame marks John F. Kennedy’s grave. The Tomb of the Unknowns holds unidentified bodies from World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Soldiers march before it 24 hours a day, performing an impressive ceremonial changing of the guard every half hour.

Other memorials include the Confederate Monument, the mast of the battleship USS Maine, the Challenger memorial, and the Nurses' Memorial. The Iwo Jima Memorial, displaying the famous raising of the flag over Mount Suribachi, is on the cemetery's northern fringes.

Practical Info

Arlington National Cemetery is located across the Memorial Bridge from the base of the Lincoln Memorial. The metro takes you there. A first stop on a trip to the cemetery should include the Visitors Center, located by the cemetery entrance, where maps, exhibits, and a bookstore can be found.

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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 741 Reviews

Discover Washington DC at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $39.00
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Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 78 Reviews

Take a full-day tour from Washington DC to Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery, two of Virginia’s most popular attractions! On this great-value day ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 332 Reviews

Explore Washington DC at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off itinerary through the heart of the nation's capital. The buses are open top which ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $47.99

Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

Explore Washington DC’s Arlington National Cemetery and most famous memorials on this 6-hour coach and walking tour. Your licensed tour guide hops off at each ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00

Washington DC Monuments and Memorials Cruise on the Potomac

Admire Washington DC's spectacular monuments and memorials from this boat cruise along the Potomac River. See the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, John F ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.99

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