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  • Address: 214 McNair Road, Fort Myer 22211, USA
  • 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 day ...  Read more

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

From USD $89.99
War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery Tour, Washington DC, Day Trips
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War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery 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 and the ...  Read more

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

From USD $68.99
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Washington DC, Half-day Tours
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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
Arlington Cemetery and DC Highlights Tour, Washington DC, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Arlington Cemetery and DC Highlights Tour

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Experience Washington DC and Arlington, Virginia on this half-day tour! Visit DC’s most famous landmarks and monuments with your personal guide and enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.00
Customized Private Tour of DC, Washington DC, Half-day Tours
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Customized Private Tour of DC

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Day or night, customize your itinerary from our list of the most popular sites around the greater DC area while being chauffeured like a celebrity in a stretch ...  Read more

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

From USD $350.00
Arlington Cemetery Plus DC Monuments Tour, Washington DC, Custom Private Tours
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Arlington Cemetery Plus DC Monuments Tour

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Explore Arlington National Cemetery and Washington DC's major monuments on this 8 hour guided tour bus and walking tour. Visit the grave of John F Kennedy and ...  Read more

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

From USD $110.00
Private Tour of Washington DC War Memorials and Heros by Van, Washington DC, Full-day Tours
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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.)

From USD $156.00
Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour

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Visit Arlington National Cemetery and explore some of the most famous monuments and memorials around Washington, DC on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. ...  Read more

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

From USD $75.00
3 Hour Private DC City Tour for 6 - 14 Passengers, Washington DC, Half-day Tours
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3 Hour Private DC City Tour for 6 - 14 Passengers

Experience DC your way!  Pick up may be from any location inside the DC Beltway including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Bethesda, and Chevy Chase. Create ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $350.00
Day Tour of Arlington Virginia, Washington DC, Custom Private Tours
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Day Tour of Arlington Virginia

This five hour Arlington, VA afternoon tour includes stops at popular sites including the Marine War Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Arlington Mansion/House, ...  Read more

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

From USD $69.99

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