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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 Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour, Washington DC, null
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Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.99
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Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour

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Explore Washington DC’s Arlington National Cemetery and most famous memorials on this 5-hour coach or van and walking tour. See JFK’s grave site ...  Read more

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

From USD $68.99
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Bike Tour of DC Monuments and Arlington Cemetery

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

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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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As the authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service, the Big Bus tour is the official sightseeing tour of the National Mall. Explore the most popular ...  Read more

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

From USD $39.00
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Private Tour of Washington DC War Memorials and Heros by Van

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Welcome to our Nation's Capitol! Washington, D.C. is home to historical memorials, monuments, great institutions and beauty that make each day a special event. ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

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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
Washington DC Monuments and Memorials Cruise on the Potomac, Washington DC, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Washington DC Monuments and Memorials Cruise on the Potomac

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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 $25.00
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Washington DC, Day Cruises
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Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Experience one of the country’s most famous cemeteries at your own pace on this hop-on hop-off trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery in Washington ...  Read more

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

From USD $12.00

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