Guided tour

Arlington Cemetery & Museum of American History Guided Tour

Activity provider: Babylon Tours DC
Guided tour

Arlington Cemetery & Museum of American History Guided Tour

Activity provider: Babylon Tours DC

From US$ 179.14 per person

Trace the American experience from colonial times to the present day on this 5-hour combo walking tour. See the highlights of both the Arlington National Cemetery and the Museum of American History accompanied by a guide.

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Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy guided tours of two of Washington's must see sites
  • Visit the grave-site of John F. Kennedy and the Eternal Flame
  • Pay your respects at the tomb of the Unknowns where you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony
  • See the Original Star Spangled Banner and George Washington's Sword
  • Admire Dorothy’s Ruby red slippers from “The Wizard of Oz”
Full description
With more than 624 acres of the Arlington National Cemetery, and the 3 million pieces in the collection of the National Museum of American History, this guided 5-hour tour will make sure you get to see the absolute highlights. More than just storytellers, your passionate, and engaging guide will approach touring in a different way bringing a personal touch to each tour, and being sure to answer all your questions.  The combination tour starts at the Arlington National Cemetery. This stunningly beautiful tribute is the final resting place for many of America’s greatest heroes, from General Robert E. Lee, to President John F. Kennedy, to boxer Joe Louis and many more. Your guide will take you around some of the most noteworthy parts of the cemetery which honors the more than 300,000 veterans of every American conflict, from the Revolutionary War through to the modern wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  After a break for lunch, you will be transported to one of Washington’s best museums: the National Museum of American History. Here you will find a one-of-a-kind collection of items, including such gems as the Star-Spangled Banner that inspired the country’s national anthem, to Dorothy's ruby red slippers from the "Wizard of Oz" film. Through the impressive collection learn how America has evolved from a ragtag group of colonists to one of the world’s most powerful countries.
  • Expert guide
  • 2-hour highlights walking tour of the Arlington National Cemetery
  • 2-hour highlights tour of the National Museum of American History
  • Transport by private vehicle between the museums
  • Private or semi-private group tour of no more than 8 people
  • Wheelchair tours (by request only)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Temporary exhibits
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A maximum of 8 people are permitted per tour
  • Semi-private tours require a minimum of 2 guests to run - if this is not reached, a refund or alternative date will be offered
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • The museum and cemetery may be subject to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management - if this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative
  • Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to rules requiring quiet or restricted right to speak inside, guests will be informed of these rules beforehand
  • Food and drinks are not included
  • Temporary exhibits are not included
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March 17, 2019

Product ID: 128199