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Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria

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Alexandria National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery, of approximately, located in the city of Alexandria, Virginia. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it is one of the original national cemeteries that were established in 1862. As of 2014, it was site to over 4,500 interments.HistoryAs one of the original national cemeteries, it served as the burial grounds for soldiers who died in the numerous hospitals around the Alexandria area, but by 1864 it was almost filled to capacity. This led to the development of the Arlington National Cemetery.Alexandria National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
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TripAdvisor
  • an off-the-beaten-path "hidden gem" that's not very extensive compared with the enormous Arlington National Cemetery just a couple miles away -- but charming and historic  more »
  • The Alexandria Cemetery complex is pretty neat but finding this hidden gem of a National Cemetery was a bonus. Men involved in the hunt for John Wilkes Booth after Lincoln's assassination are interred...  more »
  • I've lived in the area my entire life. I still love going to Arlington on a regular basis, but I approach it from the back side at Ft. Myer. Most visitors don't get to see it from the back unless you ...  more »
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  • Clean, quiet, peaceful, and intimate. Is not busy or commercial like Arlington National.
  • Great place for a walk and actually quite peaceful
  • Boring! There's nothing to do here except sleep.