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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington

Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Sobering, especially the Vietnam section. Check times for changing of the guard so you don't miss it. 
  • We walked across the bridge in immense heat and humidity and then took the tram. So worth it. There is just so much history here. and it certainly instills national pride and humbles you. Near the end...  read more »
  • This isn't just a place for history, it is a beautiful cemetery with spectacular views of DC. I had been here 10+ years ago and opted not to take the tram. As others have noted, a detailed map is issu...  read more »
  • I have been there a few times. This time I went to pay my respects to our fallen soldiers and their families. It is well worth the stop. Go early in the morning, they open in the 8 am plenty of parking. I would definitely take the tour bus next time it takes about 45 minutes if you don't get off. I did not have the time and spent about a half an hour 40 minutes total. I had already seen the tomb of the unknown soldier and Kennedy's grave. You would definitely want to do the whole thing
  • I visited my parents, sister and other relatives today. My parents plot was in pretty good shape. The baby area right next to the white office buidling was in HORRIBLE shape. Many stones were almost completely overgrown with grass. My parents picked this area for my sister because of the park like setting. Now, it hardly looks like any graves are there and the trees are gone. This needs immediate attention. These children deserve better than this. .The other area on the left side of the cemetery was ok but needs weed eating around the graves. It is not enough to just cut grass. It is pretty but needs to be maintained. Thanks for looking into this.
  • My Granddad and Grandmother are both laid to rest here, I have to say that it's a very well known place for EVERYONE to see, even if you don't have any relitives here in eternal rest. There are many other reasons (tomb of the unknown soldier) why you should come here and see a piece of our country's history for your self. It's extremely exciting and absolutely breath taking. Be careful it's a great deal of walking be prepared to be here for the day if you want to experience all of the history of the national cemetery.
  • This place was breathtaking and beautiful. You can feel the deserved respect in the air. A must see is the Changing of The Guard. Check the history of this ceremony before you attend. Amazing.
  • How could one not love this place? We went to see the changing of the gaurds, which is something my father has always wanted to do. Very cool experience! The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was probably a 25 minute walk from the Welcome Center building. They do offer motored guides as well.
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