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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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 272 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 $105.00
War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery Tour, Washington DC, Day Trips
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War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 149 Reviews

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

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 DC. ...  Read more

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

From USD $13.50
Small-Group Combo Tour: Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History, ... 
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Small-Group Combo Tour: Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History

Learn about the history of America through its most prominent national cemetery and museum during this all-encompassing combo excursion to the Arlington ...  Read more

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

From USD $159.00
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

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Get the most out of Arlington National Cemetery with this 2 hour, guided walking tour. Pay your respects to President John F. Kennedy, view the ceremonial ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Arlington Cemetery and DC Highlights Tour, Washington DC, Walking Tours
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Arlington Cemetery and DC Highlights Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Embark on a 6-hour small-group sightseeing tour of Washington DC, which includes a narrated trolly ride through Arlington National Cemetery. Visit some of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $79.00
Customized Private Sightseeing Tour of DC, Washington DC, Half-day Tours
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Customized Private Sightseeing Tour of DC

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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 $130.00
Day Tour of Arlington Virginia, Washington DC, Full-day Tours
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Day Tour of Arlington Virginia

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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
Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour, Washington DC, Day Trips
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Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

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 $80.00

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