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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
Traveler Favorite
Great tour!
Great, great tour guide that seemed to be a walking encyclopedia about everything big or small around Arlington and the DC area.
Dianne_E, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

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The changing of the guard...
Marcia_B, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was the top highlight, followed by seeing the eternal flame at JFK's grave.
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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.
star-5
Easy and pleasant
Jennifer_W, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Super easy and knowledgeable guides. My daughter and I wanted an easy yet timely tour and this was perfect for our situation.
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We did a walking tour...
Warren_M, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
We did a walking tour with Paul as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating as a few people wanted to see specific grave sites. Changing of the guard and eternal flame were inspiring and Paul knew where to get some great photos. Highly recommend
star-5
Great experience!
Dawn_G, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Informative guide and an efficient way to see the top sites at Arlington. Lots of walking but a casual pace. Our guide timed everything perfectly, the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a must-see. A great history lesson!
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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Arlington National Cemetery
Carin_F, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Arlington is a beautiful area that pays great tribute to defenders. The tour gives a great overview.
star-5
Good stories, amazing experience
Shannon_K, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Great tour!! Changing of the guard was a must see. Kids had a great time and we all learned a ton, thanks Phil!
star-5
Great tour. Highly recommend
Jane_H, Sep 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Liam was a great guide. He knows the Arlington National Cemetery inside and out. He is obviously passionate about the subject and knew way more than he could impart in one tour. He gave us great advice on where to stand for the changing of the guard ceremony and background on the sentinels. The Cemetery would be a bit bewildering without a guide. This was a fun, interesting, informative and personalized way to tour.
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Changing of the Guard: We...
Dan_D, Oct 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
Changing of the Guard: We were able to see a more lengthy ceremony with the playing of Taps, Details shared by Tour Guide, History provided, Eternal Flame
star-5
Great tour guide
Carl_R, Sep 2021
2-Hour Arlington Cemetery Guided Walking Tour
The tour guide Nor was great very interesting intelligent well educated gentleman. We got a lot out of the visit
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Moving Experience
George_W, Sep 2021
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour - 8ppl Max
Had a wonderful tour, hitting the highlights. Got to see my uncle’s grave after the tour. Changing of the Guard was very special.

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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