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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

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6,321 Reviews
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

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Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
$39.00 per adult
Meaningful!
Liam, our guide, was outstanding. As their host in Washington, DC, I accompanied dear friends from CA to the tour. Both my parents and grandparents are buried at Arlington. I learned a lot of new facts from him. It was very hot and Liam was very accommodating to his tour participants with his knowledge of shady parts, water fountains, etc, of the cemetery. The guarantee to experience the Changing of the Guard was fabulous.
Karen, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

star-5
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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Changing of the guards...
Christopher_B, Mar 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Changing of the guards was very moving. Seems odd that your survey requires you to type a minimum characters in your feedback. Communication like this and your help line are both annoying. Called two times to try to get info and both times tge operators were very hard to understand as English did not seem to be their first language. Your website also does not explain that hotel pick up is not available during covid. Bought tickets and them had to drive to the cemetery.
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Great Experience at Arlington Cemetery lots of history to take in
Paul_D, Jul 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour - 8ppl Max
Our tour guide was Awesome! Thank you Tony for such a memorable experience! Tony was such a wealth of knowledge!
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Must do tour!
Wendy_S, Jul 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
This walking tour is fantastic! Liam was our tour guide and he was very knowledgable and provided lots of facts about the National Cemetery. The Changing of the Guards was also a great experience to see.
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Meaningful!
Karen, Jul 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Liam, our guide, was outstanding. As their host in Washington, DC, I accompanied dear friends from CA to the tour. Both my parents and grandparents are buried at Arlington. I learned a lot of new facts from him. It was very hot and Liam was very accommodating to his tour participants with his knowledge of shady parts, water fountains, etc, of the cemetery. The guarantee to experience the Changing of the Guard was fabulous.
star-5
Perfect day!
Clarence_M, Jul 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
This was an amazing place to visit!! I’m so glad we chose the hop on and off tour option! Highly recommended!
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Wonderful experience
Linda_T, Jul 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Liam was excellent. He was so knowledgeable and kept my interest thru the whole tour. Love the changing of the guards.
star-4
Great tour!
Kate_L, Jul 2021
Washington DC "Morning Monuments" Guided City Tour with Arlington Cemetery Entry
The cemetery and Lincoln memorial. The tour guide was amazing as well. The only down side was that they didn’t bring us back to our starting point and had to get a taxi back to our car.
star-5
Excellent tour
Lynn, Jul 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Liam was incredibly knowledgeable and led a great tour. He patiently answered all of my nine year olds questions while still keeping a large group moving. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Great tour at a very reasonable price.
Carol_W, Jul 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
I have visited Arlington before, but this tour made the visit even more meaningful. I would definitely recommend the tour.
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Experience
Lina_K, Jul 2021
Half-Day Washington DC Guided Sightseeing Tour with Arlington Cemetery Admission
Guide and his knowledge and excitement and the whole experience was amazing. Love all of the places that we went!
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Great tour with knowledgeable guide
Jill_P, Jul 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
This was probably my family's favorite part of our trip to Washington DC. Our tour guide Liam was amazing. Would 100% recommend to anyone.

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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