Just two miles from our conveniently located hotel in central DC, Arlington National Cemetery is where more than 400,000 veterans and active duty service members are buried. You can experience this special site, whose initial military burial was in 1864, by taking a guided bus tour. Stops range from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and President John F. Kennedy's gravesite to the Memorial Arboretum and Arlington House, aka the Robert E. Lee Memorial.
Adults: $12; Seniors (65+): $9; Children (4-12): $6; Children under 4: Free; Active Military & Veterans (with valid ID): Half price
Open daily: October through March: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; April through September: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Armed Forces Day Wreath Ceremony
Honor Flight Ceremony
Wreaths Across America
Changing of the Guard
John F. Kennedy Gravesite
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Where should I go when I arrive?
You can't go wrong stopping by the Welcome Center before exploring Arlington National Cemetery. You'll encounter an array of exhibits and displays that will give you a comprehensive overview of this landmark. While you're there, pick up a map and browse the bookstore.
Do I Need To Make a Reservation For A Tour?
It is not necessary to make a reservation for a regular Arlington National Cemetery tour. It is strongly recommended, however, that you do book one of the premium tours ahead of time. These include the Washington Sunset Tour and Monuments by Moonlight Tour.