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Arlington National Cemetery Walking Tour & Changing of the Guards

Arlington, United States

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the moving Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns on a guided walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery. Be perfectly placed for good views of the moving ceremony, then continue to some of the cemetery's most important gravesites and memorials, including places dedicated to John F. Kennedy, the USS Maine, Second World War soldier Audie Murphy, and more, learning the fascinating history of the cemetery as you walk.
  • Guided Walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns
  • Visit important grave sites from politicians to war heroes, including John F. Kennedy
  • Pass by the former home of Robert E. Lee
  • Group size limited to 15 to ensure personal service
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day

What's Included

  • 2-Hour Arlington Cemetery Guided Walking Tour in Washington DC
  • View the ceremonial Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns
  • Visit some of the cemetery's most important memorials, including the USS Maine Mast Memorial
  • Visit the grave of John F. Kennedy, as well as Jackie Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Edward Kennedy
  • See notable sites such as the graves of Civil War Soldiers
  • Professional Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
  • Entry to Arlington House

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1 Memorial Ave
    1 Memorial Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211, USA

    Meet your guide just outside the visitor’s center on the cemetery side after you pass through security.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Arlington National Cemetery

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Arlington National Cemetery

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

John F. Kennedy Grave Site

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This is a walking tour, there will be approximately 2 miles of walking and inclines and stairs.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tour runs rain or shine.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Wear comfy shoes as we covered a lot of ground!
It is well paced as it is hilly and recommend taking water ( there are drinking fountains).
Be prepared - it is a lot of walking but at a good pace for all ages.


1,281 reviews
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A tour to remember….
Linda_A, Jun 2023
The whole experience was very moving. The Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was something that was more than I expected. It made me cry…..the precision and pride of the guardsmen was phenomenal. Every single step….precise…every single movement….precise. The youth of today could learn oh so much. And I would be remiss if I didn’t give accolades to our tour guide, Jim. He had some amazing stories about many buried there. He went above snd beyond and answered all our questions. He kept us entertained throughout the whole tour! Thanks Jim… were awesome!
Great Walking Tour
Mark_D, Jun 2023
Jim was great at explaining all the history of the Arlington National Cemetary. Highly recommend… A++
Absolutely Amazing!
Katrina_G, Jun 2023
This was a last minute addition to our trip. We are so glad we did! Liam, our guide, was very knowledgeable, friendly and had great stories and background information. We highly recommend this tour!!!
The Liam tour
Bonita_N, Jun 2023
Liam did a fantastic job. His knowledge of the cemetery was phenomenal. He took his time so us old folks could keep up. Thank you Liam
Not worth it
Barbara_B, Jun 2023
This is the second guided tour of Arlington National Cemetary with Viator and was very disappointed with the guide. He spent most of his time telling stories about minor characters in the history and sensational gossip. Very few facts. Not worth the money.
Must See
Edward_N, Jun 2023
Beautiful place and nice to walk the cemetery. Would have been even more enjoyable in cooler least for us. Our tour guide was awesome...a great experience.
Jim, our guide, was top notch
thomas_m, Jun 2023
Jim was great. There were 10 people in our group. The walk was about 2.5 miles. This is a much better tour than riding the big bus around the cemetery with 100 other people.
Arlington Cemetery Walking Tour Review
Keith_M, Jun 2023
The tour was very good and informative. I can’t remember the gentleman’s name but he had a number of relatives buried in Arlington Cemetery. Our group was small so it made it that much better. I really enjoyed the history he told us and, frankly I really enjoyed talking to him.
Awesome experience
Darlene_K, Jun 2023
Guide was awesome! His knowledge of history and things related to cemetery was inspiring. He answered questions gracefully even though he had already told us answers previously. One of the best tour guides we have ever had.
Great tour!!
Dorothy_B, Jun 2023
Jim gave us a great tour!! So much information packed into 2 hours, so glad we did the tour!! The changing of the guards was spectacular to watch.
Washington tour
Winston_B, Jun 2023
Guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant to be around. He had been guiding for several years and you could tell.
Inspiring experience
Julie_G, Jun 2023
This tour exceeded expectations! Our guide, Doug…I think 🤔 did an excellent job and was a wealth of information. His passion and honor for our veterans was inspiring and a great reminder. Learned a lot about the history of Arlington and got to see the changing of the guards and several other highlights.
A very moving experience. Definitely one for the bucket list.
Rowena_M, May 2023
The Cemetary is very historic and very moving. The changing of the Guards was wonderful and very respectful. Our guide Jude was terrific.
Simply Amazing Tour - Legion Jim Garrett
Kingsley_S, May 2023
Jim Garrett our tour guide was amazing. He is a legion. The tour was a wonderful experience. Jim’s knowledge of who, where and stories about them was simply fantastic.
Amazing Experience
Donna_E, May 2023
Our guide, Jim Garrett, was absolutely amazing. His vast knowledge brought the history of so many alive. It was a great experience!
Excellent and Informative
Alex_I, May 2023
Jim was excellent … he has intimate knowledge of the site and he was generous and very informative.. exceeded expectations.
Jim Garrett (tour guide 5 stars)
Julieanne_S, May 2023
Our tour guide Jim Garrett was the best tour guide we had on this trip. I can assume one of the best in the city as well. Beyond knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed this visit to ANC.
Jimmy_K, May 2023
So awesome to witness changing of the guard, how many heroes are interred. Presidents, chief justices amongst many others
Amazing Guide and Breathtaking Tour!
Lee_L, May 2023
I think what made it memorable for us was having the guide we had. Jim Garrett was so knowable of Arlington Cemetery and made this walking tour so pleasant. His stories to go along with what we were seeing were amazing and if we go back again we will be asking to take a tour with him!
Changing of the Guard— Wonderful
Jon_G, May 2023
All of the stops and giving of history behind the sections and people buried there. Excellent explanation of how it started and how it has grown. Eternal flame and changing of the guard. Jim with GCDC tours was awesome !!
Fun tour
Leah_H, May 2023
Enjoyed this tour very much. Our guided Jim was very knowledgeable and well spoken as well as fun personality. We did the walking tour so I would recommend comfortable shoes. We left learning so much
An awesome day at Arlington!
Deryl_H, May 2023
Jim Garrett was an excellent tour guide with lots of great information and experience!!!! Jim explained everything and knew where to be at changing of the guards!! Highly recommended!!!
Great arlington tour
Matthew_W, May 2023
Jim was a great tour guide, extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. Tour was family friendly, kids had a great time too!
great tour
Wei_W, May 2023
Jim is very knowledgeable and gave me lots of information about the cemetery. I am very impressed by his work.
Very Informative!
David_L, May 2023
I had the utmost pleasure of having a man by the name of Jim Garrett for my Arlington Cemetery tour. He was very knowledgeable, and told me and my group some very fun facts. Also got a prime spot to view the changing of the guard at the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier.. I would highly recommend it to anyone..
Great tour, amazing guide
Celesteakautz, May 2023
Worth more than give stars. Mr Jim Garrett was absolutely wonderful, the tour was fascinating, well paced. I learned a lot. I recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in history. Thank you very much. I will be recommending you to everyone I know
Robyn_B, May 2023
Jim was one of the best tour guides I have had so far. He was very informative and his knowledge is out of this world
Jim was an excellent...
LindaJane_M, May 2023
Jim was an excellent guide and made the trip extremely interesting, please pass on our grateful thanks
Excellent tour made me feel blessed to live in this beautiful country.
Caroline_D, May 2023
That so many great Americans gave their lives so that we could live our life and now those in power are publicly celebrating the murdering of our unborn citizens and calling it democracy. Have they ever visited Arlington and stood and thought about why they can sit in government because of who went before them?
Honorable experience
Karen_T, May 2023
We absolutely had a great time with our tour guide his name was Jim Garrett. I loved how he was so respectful and honorable towards the Service Men and Women who were honorably laid to rest.


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