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. The cemetery can accommodate the cremated remains of eligible individuals.HistoryAs one of the original national cemeteries, it served as the burial grounds for mostly Union 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. The remains of 39 Confederates, originally buried in the cemetery during the Civil War, were disinterred by the Daughters of the Confederacy in 1879. The remains were reinterred in Christ Church cemetery.Alexandria National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
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  • I think that this place is a big part of USA's story. The soldiers are so serius and I walked and heard in silence. You have to see the change of guard. E' un pezzo della storia di America. Emozionant...  more »
  • I was in awe of the amount of people of old that were buried at this graveyard. There were several cemeteries in the general area and there was walking paths to walk through. I have never seen anythin...  more »
  • This is wonderful and personal since both my parents and uncles are buried there. So we go to visit them - but we have taken the tours which are very informative. They have a phone app also which is v...  more »
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  • National cemetery, older than Arlington. Beautifully maintained.
  • This is a beautiful cemetery to honor those who have fallen for our country.
  • 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.
  • Fireflies at sunset, it's a beautiful and surreal place. Reminds me of a combination of The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean.
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