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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Apr - Oct 8am - 7pm, Oct - Apr 8am - 5pm, every day
214 McNair Road, Fort Myer, 22211

The Basics

Arlington National Cemetery is free to visit, and travelers should start at the Welcome Center, where maps, exhibits, and information services can be found. Notable sites within the cemetery include the President John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame; the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial; and the Memorial Amphitheater. Choose a hop-on hop-off tour that stops at the cemetery, a walking tour of the grounds, or a tour that combines a visit to the cemetery with stops at National Mall monuments, war memorials, Mount Vernon, or other DC landmarks.

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Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
$39.00 per adult
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Paying Homage to our Fallen
Guide was very informative and appreciate that we were able to pay our respects to the fallen heroes of our country. These men and women will never be forgotten and that’s what we instill in our 12-yr old….
Denise_S, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

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Paying Homage to our Fallen
Denise_S, Nov 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Guide was very informative and appreciate that we were able to pay our respects to the fallen heroes of our country. These men and women will never be forgotten and that’s what we instill in our 12-yr old….
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Great walking tour!
Kim_D, Nov 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Paul was an amazing guide - knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind! Beautiful day and learned a lot! So grateful for our military.
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A military burial with full honors
Gregory_R, Nov 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
We toured the cemetery after a funeral for my wife’s cousin’s interment and witnessed the changing of the guard. A solemn but beautiful day.
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Great trip
Angela_G, Nov 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Best way to get around Arlington cemetery… the guide was great, very informative. Would definitely recommend!
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Narrated tour of the Arlington Cementary makes the experience even more special
David_B, Nov 2021
2-Hour Arlington Cemetery Guided Walking Tour
The trip to this important landmark is not the same without the historical commentary of a guide. In this tour we received a lof of interesting points of information from the guide and went to all the relevant areas of the cementary including JFKs memorial, the changing of the guard, among others.
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Great tour
Yvonne_V, Jul 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour - 8ppl Max
The Arlington National cemetery tour was great. A time to stop and reflect. Brenda, our tour guide was very friendly and informative. Highly recommend this tour.
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A Walk through History
Mona_M, Nov 2021
2-Hour Arlington Cemetery Guided Walking Tour
Learning the history of the Cemetery was most memorable, thanks Nur. The changing of the Guards ceremony was outstanding. The attention to details, commitment, and honor! We also saw a Honor Flight group which reminded me, veterans of old have not been forgotten. I was very impressed by the Military Women’s Memorial, showing when and how women have courageously taken charge through out military history. We were blessed with pleasant weather, the 2-hour walk went by fast!
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VIP experience
Tess_E, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery HANDS ON HISTORY TOUR
Had the absolute best experience with Rachel, she was very knowledgeable, energetic, loved the hands-on props and artifacts used along the way. My son (13) stayed engaged and also had an incredible time!
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Great tour
Cara_K, Nov 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Paul was a very informative tour guide, Me and my boys really enjoyed the tour. Came down here for flower ceremony but wanted to do a tour to actually see changing of the guards. Thanks again
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Excellent Experience
Linda_P, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour - 8ppl Max
Enjoyed all the information our guide gave us. She was very helpful and friendly. Enjoyed the history and historical information that was presented.
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James_A, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Our tour guide Liam was a walking talking encyclopedia of all things Arlington National Cemetery. Very informative and helpful. I would highly recommend this experience.
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Amazing experience
Andrea_R, Oct 2021
Washington DC Monuments Tour with Arlington Cemetery and Potomac River Cruise
This was a great experience and well worth the money. Larry and Kris rocked and made sure we had a great personalized experience. We will definitely use this company in the future when we return

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Keep in mind that the cemetery is a shrine honoring fallen members of the US Armed Forces and that a visit is a solemn affair. Exercise an appropriate level of respect.

  • Be prepared to go through a security screening before entering the cemetery.

  • No food or drink other than bottled water is allowed in the Welcome Center or on the cemetery grounds.

  • The cemetery is wheelchair and stroller accessible, but you must bring your own.

  • Download the ANC Explorer mobile phone app or use it at the kiosks on site to locate gravesites and monuments around the cemetery.

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How to Get to Arlington National Cemetery

To reach Arlington National Cemetery via the Metro from Washington DC, get off at the Arlington National Cemetery Station on the Blue Line. By car, it’s off of Memorial Avenue, across the Potomac from downtown DC.

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When to Get There

Arlington National Cemetery can be visited 365 days a year. The site is open to the public from 8am to 5pm in October through March and until 7pm in April through September. It’s less crowded in winter, but be prepared for cold temperatures.

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The Changing of the Guard

The Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a must-see when visiting Arlington National Cemetery. From October 1 to March 31, it takes place every hour on the hour, and from April 1 to September 30, it occurs every half hour. The start of the ceremony is announced by a relief commander, and visitors are expected to stand and stay silent throughout the ceremony.

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