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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  • The on off tram ride can be worth the reasonable ticket to save walking and makes it so convenient . DO NOT miss Arlington house and the overlook of D.C. Very moving, and the changing of the guard wor...  more »
  • This is a little known/talked about national cemetery. I've spent a lot of time in the Northern Virginia area and honestly didn't know it existed. This was right behind my hotel and my room had a view...  more »
  • Please heed this advice and purchase the open air tram tour. It is inexpensive and the best money you will spend. On our first visit, we walked. Those hills getting up to JFK's grave and the Tomb of t...  more »
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  • A quite, clean, peaceful and well maintained place to honor those that have the ultimate sacrifice. It's a nice, smaller alternative to Arlington cemetery. It's nice for a quick stop with plenty of Street parking.
  • Clean, quiet and beautifully maintained, the cemetery is in the western portion of the Wilkes Street Cemetery complex. It's a collection of cemeteries dating as part back to 1751. If your into local history do a web search for the complex and Old Town Alexandra history to download a walking tour. It's a few blocks from the subway and boarders the US patent office where there is a tiny modern museum / exhibition space.
  • 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.

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Old Town boasts a number of high-end hotels that provide easy walking access to some of Alexandria's most popular restaurants, bars, and attractions. However, these are not typically budget-friendly; those looking to save a few dollars should consider a hotel or motel located on Jefferson Davis Highway. Though not technically within the city boundaries, these accommodations are considerably cheaper and often within walking distance of the metro. Alexandria is also home to a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are located inside historical buildings.
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