Private tour

Washington DC: Arlington National Cemetery Guided Tour

Washington DC: Arlington National Cemetery Guided Tour

From US$ 160 per person

Explore the beautiful commemorative grounds of the Arlington National Cemetery with an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Wander the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery
  • Learn about General Robert E. Lee's home and its history during and after the Civil War
  • Discover the tombs of iconic American figures, including President John F. Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy and General George Marshall
  • Visit the memorials dedicated to the victims of the Columbia and Challenger disasters
  • See the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Full description
While Arlington National Cemetery is one of the capital's most famous places, it often takes walking the endless rows of white graves to remember the human cost of the nation’s freedom. Arlington serves as the final resting place for over 400,000 service members and is best seen with a private guide with intimate knowledge of the stories of those buried here. During this three-hour tour, you will hear stories of the military heroes, states-people and presidents who have been buried in the cemetery over its over 150-year history. A sobering reminder of the realities of war, but a stunningly beautiful tribute, the Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place of nearly half a million service members and their families. Your tour begins at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, where you will learn about the astounding efforts of women in service of the military and how servicewomen came to have a dedicated space in Arlington. Your tour then continues with the stories of General Marshall, Chief Justice Rehnquist, and Army General Bradley, visiting their final resting places. From there, you will learn about General Robert E. Lee, the previous owner of these grounds who inhabited Arlington House. You will also explore lesser-known graves, including famed boxer Joe Lewis and the astronauts of the space shuttles Columbia and Challenger. Following this, your guide will take you to see The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where you will be able to see a changing of the guard ceremony and hear the harrowing efforts undertaken to uncover the identities of the nation’s fallen soldiers whose bodies have never been identified.
Includes
  • Private guide for your group
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center. 1 Memorial Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211, USA.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • You will receive your guide's name and contact number prior to the tour date.
  • Your guide will contact you prior to the tour to provide information to help easily identify them.
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Product ID: 398967