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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington

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Cemetery Historic Site
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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  • My boyfriend and I walk around Arlington national cemetery several times per year. It's a great way to visit our country's heroes and it provides shade during the dog days of summer. The visitors cent...  more »
  • This is a review of the US military cemetery - First off, the cemetery is enormous. To see the thousands of white headstones lined up all straight in a row leaves you with a sense of peace and quietne...  more »
  • This was my first time visiting the cemetery and I wasn't sure what to expect. It was extremely moving and the grounds were larger than I anticipated. We walked around quite a bit and plan to go back....  more »
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  • The solemn dignity, the respect for their sacrifice, and the deep-hearted pride makes this a shrine that all Americans should visit and express their gratitude. I was deeply moved and will always remember the experience. May God bless and keep our brave soldiers. I thank them for their service and I think about it every day. Freedom isn't free and I don't take that for granted.
  • This was the most honorable and dignified service ever imagined. Something that truly would have made my Father very proud, at the end of his journey. May he forever rest here in peace. Aloha Dad, your three children wish you well.
  • It is hard to imagine the sheer size of Arlington National Cemetery until you've seen it yourself. Tip: Skip the security line to go in the building (unless you need to use the restroom, of course). I was a bit museumed out by the time we went to Arlington. I preferred to walk the paths in the cemetery on my own. Keep in mind that the cemetery is incredibly large; if you'd like to see all the "key sites," I would suggest taking one of the tours. If you are content to see what's in a reasonable walking distance, and if the weather is cooperating, it's a beautiful walk. There are water fountains and maps throughout. I appreciated the opportunity to pay my respects to those who gave their lives for our country.
  • Amazing experience that one will never forget. The plethora of headstones barely allows one to understand the sacrifice the men and women resting here gave. A truly emotional experience.
  • It's a beautiful place for the memories of so many. Visit is worth it, but it can take some time. Be respectful that it is an active cemetery, tour guide said there are 10-15 burials here each day, so keep that in mind.