Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery
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About
Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most recent conflicts are buried at Arlington, which was officially declared a military cemetery in 1864. Among the more than 260,000 dead are three unidentified service members, buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and John F. Kennedy, whose gravesite is marked by an eternal flame.
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  • Dana L. Anthon
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great
    Came down to Arlington to place my mom next to my dad who was in the military. When we got there we were greeted and was explained how the service was going to go. We followed our tour guide who was excellent. We entered the area where my dad was and placed my mom inside. We said a few words and that was that. Will be back to visit soon
    Visited July 2023
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Shirlyn F
    Meridian, Idaho9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Inspiring
    Our family spent the morning at Arlington. It was so humbling to see all the service men and women who sacrificed their lives. We made stops at the Arlington house, the Kennedy gravesite and the Changing of the Guard. It was definitely worth going to.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • William O
    Westfield, Massachusetts54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthwhile to see
    This is worth a visit for at least a few hours. One can pay homage for those who served our country. Changing of the guards is very solemn and good to see. Pay and take the tram unless you want a long walk. All employees were very nice and knowledgeable. A good 2-3 hour visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Amanda&Chris
    Petersfield, United Kingdom128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthwhile Visit
    We were visiting our American cousins from the UK and this was one place I really wanted to visit. Sadly, due to family commitments on the day, we were only able to spend an hour here which really wasn't enough. The 'jump on/jump off) trolleys meant we could go round the Cemetery in 45 minutes with the guide telling us all about the places within we passed but I would really have liked to have had the time to jump and spend some more time at various points. A really worthwhile visit and, if we return to DC, we will certainly go back
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Ruth M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Solemn and Inspiring Experience.
    My visit to Arlington Cemetery was to bury my husband. I am proud and happy that he was allowed to be buried there. The process to arrange his interment was lengthy but worth the effort. The staff and service people at Arlington who participated were extremely respectful, kind, and efficient. It was a proud occasion for me and my family.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 September 2023
  • SteveK28762
    Worcestershire, United Kingdom89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly moving.
    Arlington National Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery is incredible - we took the hop-on, hop-off tour which provides information about the various areas, and drops you at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Seeing this is amazing, and we witnessed the changing of the guard, conducted in near silence. The guards are so impressive, and they provide their service 24x7x365. We were there on a very hot day, so the guard duty must have been very tough indeed, but they are superb. Visit, be impressed, moved, and humbled.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Tiffanyjim
    Marion, Iowa1,643 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must when in DC
    Visiting Arlington is an incredibly moving experience. I visited as a teen, and now have come back years later with a new generation to experience. We chose to pay for the hop on/off tram to visit the sites as we arrived later in the day and didn’t think we would have the time to see everything we wanted to see as this place is expansive. Not only that it was nice to hear the history from the tram driver we wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. We visited on a Sunday so it appeared quite busy, but we had no problems at all. We hit all the must sees immediately and our last stop was Tomb of the Unknown/Changing of the Guard at the top of each hour. Very emotional experience, but as an American everyone should experience Arlington once to pay respects to the men and women who we have to thank for our freedoms.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Rob M
    Cheyenne, Wyoming8,860 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly Amazing.
    Attended a service with family and what an amazing experience. Everyone was professional, attentive, and kind. Property grounds are well taken care of. This is truly a must-see stop to pay respect to the 450,000 men/women who have died making sacrifices.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Craig G
    Maumee, Ohio621 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arlington Ceme.
    This visit was part of a local 7-mile self-guided walking tour that started and ended near the Courthouse in Arlington. I was able to view and photograph my wife's grandparents burial sites. If you want to find a certain gravesite, they offer an app that will direct you right to it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 October 2023
  • sfuhere
    802 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So many dead
    We arrived at 4pm in November so only had an hour to see the cemetery. We hadn’t fully realised how vast it is. So we took the trolley tour, which costs $19.50 each but saved us from lots of walking. We had two guides: one was excellent and engaging, the other sounded rather bored and just going through the motions. Nonetheless it’s a good idea to use the tour, unless you are okay walking quite considerable distances. The JFK burial site was profoundly moving and has a beautiful outlook. It really emotionally affected me, even though I’m not American. There was a feeling of deep respect and sorrow there. The simplicity of it all only made it more affecting. The changing of the guard ceremony, and attached Museum and amphitheatre, was also attended with great respect and is certainly worth seeing. What has stayed with me the most, though, is seeing the endless neat rows of graves, stretching in every direction into the far distance. So, so many dead. It does make you think about the human cost of war. An astonishing four hundred thousand people are buried here.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 November 2023
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FIL M
London, UK636 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Friends
We explored some parts of the cemetery. It would be impossible to explore all of it as it is so incredibly vast. It is maintained extremely well and is a lasting way to show respect to those fallen from various conflicts over the centuries as well as key figures from history.
Written 11 July 2024
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SeashellSC
Coastal South Carolina, SC140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Very crowded on a Sunday in early June. Lots of tour groups. Tours are offered for a fee. Walking tours are free. Highlight was the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.
Written 8 July 2024
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,498 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The site was easily accessible from the Metro line, and getting through security was easy enough. It was interesting to see the people who were buried here as well. Icons such as JFK, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Space Shuttles Columbia and Challenger astronauts, and also Robert Peary with the globe as his headstone.

The highlight was absolutely the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Changing of the Guard. The Changing of the Guard was 8 minutes long and during my visit, there were two wreath laying ceremonies. Each of them lasted 5.5 minutes.

Robert Lee's Arlington House is also worth stopping to see his home and his slaves' quarters.

One thing I noticed is that the trolley drivers we had have their own characters, maybe it's the way they speak but that added personal flavour while narrating through the tour! The poppy souvenir at the end was actually touching! Loved it overall!
Written 1 July 2024
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wande
Atlanta, GA71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
Loved this place. Take the bus tour, as this place is huge. It's $19.99. Went in June. Very hot, so take lots of water. Lots to see on the tour. I especially loved the Arlington House. I recommend stopping there on the hop on hop off tour.
Written 1 July 2024
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shans
Aberystwyth, UK193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
A sobering visit , but worth seeing these beautiful grounds honouring the fallen . Well laid out and sad to see funerals going on every day . The eternal flame on the Kennedy grave was something I had heard of but not seen . So that was a moment.
Written 27 June 2024
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Kelli
Keller, TX1,356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
I was looking forward to our visit here as part of my son’s school tour group. My brother was stationed in DC as part of the Old Guard for several years when I was a broke college student and couldn’t visit, so seeing the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and picturing him out there was incredibly moving. The $20 tram tour is worth it to save yourself some shoe leather, especially if you’ve already been walking all over the DC area like we had. If you have someone buried there to visit, they also offer free shuttles to gravesites.
Written 24 June 2024
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Kristin
Racine, WI8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
Must see while in the area! I’d highly recommend using the tram ($20) to get around- it’s a very big property and a lot of walking. The tour guides on the tram are very knowledgeable as well. The changing of the guard was very powerful to see in person. Our favorite parts were the changing of the guard, the Arlington House, and seeing the Kennedy gravesite.
Written 22 June 2024
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GMH153
Widley, UK751 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Friends
A walk across the Memorial Bridge from the Lincoln memorial over the Potomac brings you to the entrance to the Arlington Cemetery

Passing through security you can either pay $20 dollars for the trolley tour or start to climb the hill in the heat in June this may not have been the smartest move

First come to the memorial to JFK and the eternal flame surrounded by carved quotes

Carry on up the hill through so many graves of many wars it is so sobering until you come to the tomb of the unknown soldier. We arrived at noon and was able to watch the changing of the guard
Written 12 June 2024
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Passport35136492056
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Monumental historic tour of our National Cemetery honoring our nations heroes from all wars. God bless their loved ones and our Country.
Written 1 June 2024
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Kevin stewart
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Parking was easy. Change of the guards was great. It was amazing how everyone got quiet when that started. Saw Kennedy burial site. R.E. Lees home was a statement of political correctness, not historical fact
Written 23 May 2024
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