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National Arlington Cemetery

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National Arlington Cemetery

One of the nation's most hallowed grounds, Arlington National Cemetery is an historic site that pays tribute to the military sacrifice of American servicemen. Each year, over 3 million people visit this popular DC attraction, which features countless noteworthy monuments and gravesites that mark the final resting places of senators, presidents, astronauts, Supreme Court Justices and the famous Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.


Hours -

8 am to 7 pm (April-September) 8 am to 5 pm (October-March)

Prices -

$1.75 per hour for the first three hours, and $2.50 per hour thereafter.


  • Guided Tour: Late 20th Century to the Present, Women in Military Service for America Memorial
  • Arlington at 150 Observance Program: A Tribute to Arlington's Past, Present and Future, Memorial Amphitheater
  • Wreath Ceremonies
  • Arlington National Cemetery Gardens


  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Changing of the Guard
  • The Grounds of Arlington National Cemetery
  • Find a Gravesite
  • Memorial Amphitheater
  • Monuments & Memorials

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Guarded 24-hours-a-day and 365-days-a-year, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is one of Arlington's most popular tourist sites. Within the white marble sarcophagus lies the unidentified body of an unknown World War I soldier, whose grave pays tribute to the countless American service members who died without having their remains identified.

Famous Gravesites

Arlington features gravesites which hold the remains of numerous famous Americans, including Presidents John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft; Chief Justices William Rehnquist, Warren Burger and Earl Warren; Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Margariette Higgins, Astronaut Lt. Col. Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom and Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice.


  • How do you get there?

    Located across the Memorial Bridge from Washington, D.C., Arlington National Cemetery is on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. Washington D.C.'s Metrobus and Metrorail's Blue Line provide public transportation to the site. For driving directions, visit the official Arlington National Cemetery website.
  • How can you find specific gravesites?

    Arlington National Cemetery offers a convenient app that works across most mobile smart phones and web browsers. Download this app via iTunes, Blackberry App World or Google Play to acquire directions to specific headstones or monuments.


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