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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington

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Remember the United States' fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, where casualties and deceased veterans of every U.S. war lie buried. The cemetery covers an area of over 253 hectares (624 acres), and was established in 1864 on an estate that once belonged to the wife of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The final resting place for nearly 260,000 dead, the cemetery also includes the grave of John F. Kennedy, marked by an eternal flame. Uniformed soldiers protect the graves of unidentified bodies from the wars fought in the 20th century, with a ceremonial changing of the guard every hour. Start your tour at the visitor center, where you can look at informative exhibits and pick up a free map. Put Arlington National Cemetery at the forefront of your travel plans using our Arlington vacation generator.
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  • I don't know another place like this. Loved the children. Please do not you miss the changing of the guard to the unknown soldier.
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  • If you are visiting the DC area, then this must be one of your stops. The staff is excellent. The tours are just the right length to keep you interested. Lots of history to see at this location. Take ...  more »
  • We were there on a Saturday morning and the crowd was building up. There were some events going on as well. We decided to do the tours but kind of regretted it. The place is huge and overwhelming so i...  more »
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  • The people who work here are very professional and made it a nicer experience. It was great to visit this final resting place and to show respect to ones who served our country. Its a somber place, but its definetly worth seeing. Changing of the guard was great to see. It gives you perspective of the people who risked their lives for our nation and our safety...the sacrifices they made.
  • Well worth a visit if even if you don't like it, it will give you perspective and understanding of tradition and sacrifice. Even if you have no connection with the military it is a place for contemplation and reflection. If it is your first visit then take the tour to get an understanding and an overview. Be respectful and show understanding for the sacrifice they have done, it is a good final resting place.
  • Amazing and very humbling experience. The tomb of the unknown soldier and switching of the guards is amazing and impressive display. Every American should see this.
  • One of the most humbling places I have ever visited. The US has some tough history and those who fought and died for their freedom are amazing to me. Definitely stop here and take a moment of gratitude for those who gave it their all.
  • We visited while the cemetery was "decorated" with wreaths for the holidays. Solemn and somber place, but beautiful to visit. Amazing to think of all the men and women who served our country. Also amazing to think about the 8,000 volunteers who took the time to place the wreaths to honor our service men and women. Be sure to visit...