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
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.
- 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 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).
- Arlington Memorial Bridge
- Vidalia Restaurant
- Blue Duck Tavern
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25.42% 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
This is a must see if visiting the area. It holds a whole lot of historical graves and crypts. Most of them tell the story of the person. I find it interesting because it was General Robert E Lee's land and while he went to fight the war, his wife and their staff stayed. She had many flower gardens and her favorite place to sit was on her porch looking out at her gardens. As the troops got closer they started burying soldiers in the front yard, and while she was frightened for her staff and herself, she told the staff to leave and go somewhere safe but she was determined to stay. Soon enough she was driven off of her land and after many legal battles for compensation for the land, a settlement was reached and the land became what we now know as Arlington Cemetery. While you are there, please remember that it is a cemetery and not an attraction. Please respect the graves and land because the people who are buried there are the same people who fought for freedom for all in this country. You can walk around and explore on your own or they have trams that will take you to the most notable gravesites and to the tomb of the unknown soldier where they do the changing of the guard every 15 minutes or half an hour. Again, it is not an amusement place so please remember to treat it with respect, keep all food and drinks put away during the ceremony. Also, if you have small children who you know can't sit and be quiet that long, leave your partner or if you are in a group, go in two separate times because while small children don't understand why they have to be quiet and respectful, it is still unnecessary to bring them in and have them disturb the ceremony. Most of us have been there when we were in a place that we needed our kids to be still and quiet, but this is the one place you really don't want to take that chance because it is a time to honor those who died fighting for the rights of others and it is a distraction.
As a veteran myself. It was an emotional experience visiting here. To see how many people lost there lives. Im blessed to be here and to have my family. It was a honor even to step foot on this cemetery. To know so many men and woman sacrificed there lives. To those who are no longer with us and those who are still alive. I thank you for your service each and every one of you. To any one who has served or lost someone. You will always be remembered.
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
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.
Taps got me...what a somber experience to be there and witness that firsthand. The massive land truly made you think of everyone who lay to rest here.