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Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia
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Honor & Remember Our Veterans At Arlington National Cemetery In Virginia

Spanning 600 acres in the heart of the Washington, DC metro area, Arlington National Cemetery serves as the final resting place for an astounding 400,000 military members, veterans, presidents, and notable Americans. Visitors can wander the grounds and visit grave sites to remember their loved ones, honor fallen heroes and pay their respects to Americans who have made lasting contributions to our country. Take a tour to discover the hallowed final resting places of our nation's war heroes, veterans, freed slaves, and luminaries in science, engineering, medicine, and government. From the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial and the Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the John F. Kennedy grave site, this incredible memorial site is a lasting and somber reminder of the ultimate sacrifices made by our fellow Americans.
 

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Entry is free. Guided tours are offered for a fee.
 

Hours -

Open daily from 8am-7pm, April-September; 8am-5pm, October-March.
 

Events

  • Changing Of The Guard
  • Annual Memorial Services
  • Memorial Day "Flags In"
 
 

Activities

  • Guided Tours
  • Memorial Amphitheater
  • Welcome Center
  • Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier
  • John F. Kennedy Gravesite
  • Memorial Arboretum
 

FAQs

  • How many presidents are buried at Arlington National Cemetery?

    More than 400,000 veterans and heroes are buried at Arlington, including presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy. Other notable Americans buried at the site include WWII Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, the U.S. Army's first female surgeon Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee, highly-decorated WWII soldier Audie Murphy, civil rights activist Medgar Evers, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and medical pioneer Major Walter Reed. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier contains the unidentified remains of service members from both World Wars and the Korean conflict.
  • How can I join a tour of Arlington National Cemetery?

    Arlington National Cemetery Tours offers guided hop on, hop off tours to the notable graves and memorials in the 600-acre cemetery grounds. Knowledgeable guides offer stories about the cemetery's history and the many heroes who rest there and visitors enjoy the flexibility to debark and explore at 7-10 different stops along the way. Tours depart continuously from the Welcome Center from 8:30am-4pm, October 1-March 31 and from 8:30am-6pm, April 1-September 30. Tickets are $13.50 adults; $10 seniors (65+); $6.75 children (3-11) and active military with ID. Children 2 and under and military members in uniform ride free.
 

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