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Arlington National Cemetery Tour

It has been more than 150 years since the first military funeral took place at Arlington National Cemetery. Since then, more than 400,000 military service men, women and their families have been laid to rest here.Among them, Presidents, astronauts and Supreme Court justices. As you tour these h Continue Reading..

 

It has been more than 150 years since the first military funeral took place at Arlington National Cemetery. Since then, more than 400,000 military service men, women and their families have been laid to rest here.Among them, Presidents, astronauts and Supreme Court justices. As you tour these hallowed grounds, you may have the opportunity to witness a funeral taking place; each day there are between 27 and 30 services being held. The sight of a flag-draped coffin or the sound of Taps being played in the distance are just some of the moving moments you may experience while visiting.Now, you can make the most of your time by touring Arlington aboard Old Town Trolley’s Arlington National Cemetery Tours. Our special tour will transport you through the cemetery, stopping at the most important points of interest and making a 45-minute continuous loop. You’ll have a chance to disembark at 6 stops on weekdays and 9 stops on weekends and explore the many acres, view the headstones and feel the immense sense of patriotism that these men and women exhibited while defending the freedom and ideals of America.Some of the most significant sights you’ll see include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guard, the Arlington House, The Civil War Unknowns Monument, the Vietnam, World War I and World War II Memorial Trees, the Confederate Memorial and the memorials to the Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia. You’ll also have the chance to view the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy and his family, President William Taft and Alexander Haig, among others. Along the way, your tour guide will share intriguing history and facts about Arlington. While here, be sure to make note of the numerous monuments and dedicated trees that pay tribute to special individuals and events that are such an important part of our nation’s history. A visit to Arlington National Cemetery is one that will never be forgotten—like the memory of the men and women who valiantly gave their lives in service.

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Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Highlights

• Aboard the continuous 45-60 minute loop, you’ll have the opportunity to disembark and explore.

• The tour makes 7 stops on weekdays and 10 on weekends.

• Relax on our comfortable tour vehicles as you journey through history.

• Learn about the cemetery's history, the heroes who rest there, and other stories from your knowledgeable guide.

• You’ll be transported to notable graves and memorials.

Description Of Activity

See JFK’s grave site and the Eternal Flame, and stroll through sites including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and get great views of the White House, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol and more. Throughout the day, you’ll hear interesting stories and facts about valiant war heroes from your expert guide.

Terms And Conditions

Operating Times: April thru September 8:30am – 6:00pm, October thru March 8:30am – 4:00pm.
# of Stops: Tour makes 6 stops on weekdays & 9 stops on weekends
Duration: 45 minutes weekdays and 1 hour on weekends

Temporary Tour Updates:

April 1 – September 30: The Changing of the Guard will be every 30 minutes, at the top and bottom of every hour. Social distancing limits will be in place at the Amphitheater.

Limited tours run from 8:30am – 4pm daily. They depart every hour on the hour. If guests disembark, there will be an hour wait for the next vehicle.

Cemetery hours are 8-5 p.m.

All stops except for U.S. Coast Guard Memorial are now open!

Arlington House: Entry to the house requires timed tickets for all guests over the age of 2 and may be reserved at Recreation.gov. There is a processing fee for each ticket, and the limit is 6 tickets per reservation.

Space will be limited, so it is recommended that tickets be reserved in advance, but walk-up, day of tickets may be available if time slots are not sold out. Guests taking the tram tour should allow for additional time, as the tram tour does not guarantee arrival for your scheduled Arlington House tour.