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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington

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Remember the United States' fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, where casualties and deceased veterans of every U.S. war lie buried. The cemetery covers an area of over 253 hectares (624 acres), and was established in 1864 on an estate that once belonged to the wife of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The final resting place for nearly 260,000 dead, the cemetery also includes the grave of John F. Kennedy, marked by an eternal flame. Uniformed soldiers protect the graves of unidentified bodies from the wars fought in the 20th century, with a ceremonial changing of the guard every hour. Start your tour at the visitor center, where you can look at informative exhibits and pick up a free map. To visit Arlington National Cemetery on your trip to Arlington, use our Arlington trip itinerary planner.
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  • Great memorial, such a beautiful tribute. Well done and beautifully preserved. The grounds are stunning ! A somber experience. The changing of the guard was amazing to see 
    Great memorial, such a beautiful tribute. Well done and beautifully preserved. The grounds are stunning ! A somber experience. The changing of the guard was amazing to see  more »
  • The beautiful landscaping , the history of the cemetery and all the monuments are something everyone should visit. You should plan more than one (1) day as there so much to take in. So much history... 
    The beautiful landscaping , the history of the cemetery and all the monuments are something everyone should visit. You should plan more than one (1) day as there so much to take in. So much history...  more »
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  • Somber awe inspiring hallowed ground. If attending the changing of the guard, arrive about 25 minutes before the top of the hour to get a decent spot. Parking cost about 10 for 3 hours. Many famous gravesites, you can ride a tram for a cost but relatively easy to walk the cemetery.
  • Absolutely beautiful and serene. Makes you contemplate about life and freedom. Breathtaking. Free. Tons of parking. Must see even for a local like me.

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