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Arlington National Cemetery Tour – Military

Arlington National Cemetery Tour – Military

From USD$6.75Per Hour

Location

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211, USA

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Arlington National Cemetery is an enduring tribute to those who’ve dedicated their lives to defending the ideals of our nation. Explore the rich history of this national landmark from the comfort of our DC Tours.

Highlights:

  • The tour makes 6 stops on weekdays and 9 on weekends.
  • Aboard the continuous 45-minute loop, you’ll have the opportunity to disembark and explore.
  • Relax on our comfortable tour vehicles as you journey through history.
  • Learn about the cemetery’s history, the heroes who rest here and the other stories from your knowledgeable guide.
  • You’ll be transported to some of the most notable graves and memorials.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Arlington National Cemetery is an enduring tribute to those who’ve dedicated their lives to defending the ideals of our nation. A visit here will leave an indelible impression on your spirit.

There are more than 600 acres of hallowed ground and they’re best explored aboard Arlington National Cemetery Tours.

History of Arlington National Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery is located on a parcel of land that once belonged to George Washington’s step-grandson, George Washington Parke Custis. In 1857, Custis left the property to his daughter Mary Anna Randolph Custis and it became the family home for her and her husband Robert E. Lee.

A few years later, the grounds were used for various purposes, including serving as a camp and headquarters for Federal Troops during the Civil War and later providing a safe haven for slaves who were transitioning to freedom. Arlington National Cemetery held its first military burial on May 13, 1864.

Today, the property is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families. It is a place of honor where the men and women who gave their lives in service will be eternally celebrated and where all who visit can gain a sense of their sacrifice.

For groups of 20 or more, please call (703) 979-0804 for so that we may most effectively serve your needs.

Operating Times:

Duration of Tour: 45 minutes on weekdays, 1 hour on weekends.

Tour Times:
October – March: 8:30am-4:00pm. Last tour departs at 4:00pm;
April – September: 8:30am-6:00pm. Last tour departs at 6:00pm.

Arlington National Cemetery is open:
October-March: 8:00am – 5:00pm; April -September: 8:00am -7:00pm.
The guard is changed every hour on the hour Oct 1 through Mar 31.
The guard is changed every half hour from April 1 through Sept 30.

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 12 months of the purchase date. When purchasing eTickets for groups of 15 or more, please call Arlington Group Sales: (202) 832-2008 so that we may most effectively serve your needs.

# of Stops:

1) Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center 2) JFK Gravesite 3) Coast Guard Memorial 4) Pershing Gravesite 5) Tomb of the Unknown Solider 6) Arlington House 7) Ord & Weitzel (Iwo Jima Memorial Outside Gate – Additional Weekend Stops: 8) Sections 55 and 59 9) Columbarium and Niche Wall 10) Pentagon Group Memorial / 911 Memorial

Duration:

Varies

Booth Location:

Tours depart from the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center, Arlington, VA 22211

Parking:

Paid parking is available at Arlington National Cemetery.

Age Requirements:

Children prices are for ages 4-12 yrs. of age. Children under 4 yrs. are free.
Active Military with valid identification (up to 4 family members).
Veterans (with one guest at the same price)

Notes:

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Stop
The guard is changed every hour on the hour from October 1 through March 31.
The guard is changed every half hour from April 1 through September 30.

Handicap-accessible vehicles available upon request. Handicapped plus one guest ride free with valid government issued ID.
Assistance animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys.