Arlington National CemeteryCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8779078585
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: War Memorial, Cemetery, Family And Kids
Arlington National Cemetery - Review
America's war heroes have been honoured and find a final resting place at the Arlington National Cemetery. The Cemetery visitor center will be able to guide you and inform you about the people who are buried here.
The Tomb of the Unknowns, otherwise called the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is perhaps the most touching sight to see here. It represents the unknown many that died or disappeared without a trace and haven’t been identified to this day. Soldiers from WWI, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War have been honoured here. A daily salute ceremony which takes place at seven in the morning is perhaps the most poignant way of remembering them all.
An Astonishing number of people (almost 4 million per year) visit this historic site to pay their respects to those who have been pivotal in shaping the fate of the country.
Arlington National Cemetery Information
- The most ideal approach to get to the cemetery is to take Metro to the Arlington National Cemetery Station, take the express transport from the National Mall, or stroll in over the Memorial Bridge.
Arlington National Cemetery Hours
- Arlington House grounds are open from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm (April and September) and from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (October and March).
How To reach Arlington National Cemetery by Public Transport
- Arlington Memorial Bridge
Restaurants Near Arlington National Cemetery
- Vidalia Restaurant
- Blue Duck Tavern
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Things to Know Before Visiting Arlington National Cemetery
25.47% of people who visit Washington D. C. include Arlington National Cemetery in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
25.58% of people start their Arlington National Cemetery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Arlington National Cemetery
88.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery Trips
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Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D. C. Reviews
We had an absolutely spectacular time here.. We feel this place is very nicely laid out.. The Monuments that are on display are fabulous.. We enjoyed the walk through the park it wasn't too crowded it was a good weather and the conditions was just right... And it's also for me was very emotional to see all those unknown soldiers and all those headstones.... To know they gave the ultimate sacrifice for us is very emotional.... Highly Recommend
Absolutely powerful... I never really understood the concept of how many lives had to be lost for our country.. after visiting here... I understand it.. Extremely powerful and moving.. with beautiful weather this is the perfect attraction to visit. You can take the bus(with a small fee) or you can freely walk the cemetery. The changing of the guard is absolutely incredible if you get the chance to see it.
Wow. What an extraordinary experience. The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier gave me goosebumps. This place is beautiful the way all the headstones line up. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Visitors alike were very respectful. I will go back when the leaves change as the Cemetery was beautifully maintained
I would have given myself more time to walk through if I knew how much there is to see here. Very nice final resting place for veterans. I thought all tombstones were the rows of standard white, but was surprised to see that there are a big variety of different types. I still don't have any idea how it is organized.
It feels odd reviewing a cemetery but this is one of the most important sites in DC if not the entire country. If it's your first time be prepared for just how big this place is and because of the size the magnitude of the thousands of graves is very powerful. I feel like anyone making a trip to DC should absolutely make a visit to Arlington National Cemetery a priority. You can buy a tour that provides a shuttle around the grounds (with stops at various locations and some educational commentary) and if you aren't much for walking then I would highly recommend the tour. Whether you take the tour or decide to walk make it a point to see the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. The changing of the guard happens every half hour during the summer months and is one of the most powerful things you will ever see. The precision and dedication the sentinels have is nothing short of amazing. Keep in mind that you are visiting an actual, 'working' cemetery and you are expected to maintain a sense of respect and treat it as you would any cemetery. If you are planning to see the changing of the guard they will request that you remain standing and silent during the process, and they are very serious about it. If you have small kids this probably isn't the place for them.