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Washington, DC Arlington Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery

Category: Attractions
1 Memorial Ave, Arlington, Virginia, 22211
877-907-8585
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Honor the Fallen at Arlington Cemetery: Guided Tours, Changing of the Guard

Visit the final resting place of America's soldiers and veterans at this poignant, and important, attraction. Rows upon rows of white grave markers are a sight that expresses the soldiers' sacrifices in a way that no words ever will. Arlington Cemetery in DC covers 624 acres and hosts 27-30 funerals each day. Witnessing the Changing of the Guard, an hourly ritual at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is an experience you will never forget.

Details

Hours -

8AM to 7PM (April-September), 8AM to 5PM (October-March)

Prices -

Free

Events

  • Changing of the Guard
  • Wreath laying ceremonies
  • Memorial observances

Activities

  • Honor the fallen
  • Guided tours
  • Changing of the Guard
  • Pay your respects

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Dedicated to those who died in battle and were lost forever, this tomb contains the remains of an unnamed “American soldier known but to God.” It is the site of the hourly Changing of the Guard ritual, a moving ceremony.

Memorial Amphitheater

This outdoor amphitheater is the site of three annual memorial services that take place to honor the fallen. It is made of marble, features a small underground chapel and is located near the Tomb of the Unknown solider.

FAQs

  • How do you get there?

    Arlington Cemetery is situated on the Virginia side of the Potomac River, across the Memorial Bridge from DC. You can drive or take public transportation; the cemetery is located near a Metrobus stop and on the Metrorail’s Blue Line.
  • How can you find a specific gravesite?

    The easiest way is to download the ANC Explorer, an app for the cemetery that provides specific directions to every grave. You can also ask at the kiosk or use the website to find a specific marker.

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