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Arlington National Cemetery at Virginia

Arlington National Cemetery

1 Memorial Drive, Fort Myer, Arlington, Virginia 22211
Category: Attractions
Before you go

Tour Arlington National Cemetery

The most treasured burial ground in the US, Arlington National Cemetery is the sacred resting place of over 300,000 national heroes, and a chronicle of American history. Officially authorized as a military cemetery on June 15, 1864, by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, veterans from all the nation's wars are buried here.
More than 4 million people visit these hallowed grounds annually to walk among the headstones. For many, it's an opportunity to say goodbye during the funeral services of a family or friend, or to reflect on the loss of a loved one. For others, it is a way of paying respect and giving thanks for the sacrifices made in the name of freedom. Before you explore the grounds, stop at the Visitor's Center by the cemetery entrance for maps, guidebooks, information on grave locations, exhibits, and a bookstore.


Changing of Guards

- Visitors can view the guard changed in an elaborate ritual.
  • Oct. 1st to March 31st - Every hour on the hour
  • Apr 1st to Sep 30th - Every half hour

Arlington National Cemetery

- open 7 days a week, 8am - 5pm


What are the cemetery’s visiting hours?

Arlington National Cemetery is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 8am-5pm (unitl 7pm, April through September). Admission is free.

What notable people are buried here?

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is one of the most famous sites at Arlington National Cemetery, among the graves of President John F. Kennedy, President William Taft, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, famed composer and bandleader Glenn Miller, and world-champion boxer Joe Louis.


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