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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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  • this is such a beautiful place and the history of all the people there very nice cemetery kinda strange its a attraction but nice place to thank all the people gave there lives for our country  more »
  • Very much enjoyed the narrated tour and the history behind Arlington. I was there for my lodge to participate in laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown. I never get tired of seeing those young men...  more »
  • When visiting make sure you take time to see the changing of the guards at the tomb of the unknown soldier. It is amazing!  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.