The final resting place for over 400,000 active duty service members and veterans, Arlington is the most famous cemetery in the U.S. Highlights include John F. Kennedy's gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Memorial Amphitheater, the Memorial Arboretum, and the Arlington House mansion, which is the Robert E. Lee Memorial. You can take an interpretive bus tour of Arlington National Cemetery every day of the week throughout the year.
Tours: Adults: $12; Seniors (65+): $9; Children (4-12): $6; Children under 4: Free; Military personnel in uniform: Free
Daily Visitor Hours: October through March: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; April through September: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Honor Flight Ceremony
Wreaths Across America
Armed Forces Day Wreath Ceremony
John F. Kennedy Gravesite
Changing of the Guard
Where should I go first?
It’s highly recommended that when you arrive at Arlington National Cemetery you stop by the Welcome Center, which is right near the entrance. You’ll get a great education about this historic site via several displays and exhibits. In addition, you'll find maps and information services as well as a bookstore.
When is the changing of the guard?
Between October 1 and March 31, the Changing of the Guard takes place every hour on the hour at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. There are more opportunities to see this elaborate spectacle from April 1 through September 30 as an additional change is added on the half hour.