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Arlington National Cemetery: Guided Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

20 reviews

Arlington National Cemetery: Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 73.14 per person

Enjoy a 2.5-hour guided highlights tour of the largest and most famous military cemetery in the USA - the final resting place for many of America’s greatest heroes. Passionate expert guides will entertain you with its stories, history and secrets.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch
  • See the Tomb of the Unknowns where you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony
  • Visit the gravesite of John F. Kennedy
  • See the memorials to the Space Shuttles Columbia and Challenger
  • Choose between Semi-Private group or Private tour options
Full description
A sobering reminder of the realities of war, but a stunningly beautiful tribute, the Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for many of America's greatest heroes, including more than 300,000 veterans of every American conflict, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan. Your local English speaking guide will share a mix of historical & political information and background stories with you.   Tour highlights: • Arlington House: home of General Robert E. Lee, and its grounds • The eternal flame at the tomb of President John F. Kennedy • Learn about the soldier Audie Murphy - one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II • Discover the military genius General William Sheridan • Grave of famed boxer Joe Louis • Tomb of the Unknowns, where you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony • More modern memorials to the victims of the space shuttles Columbia and Challenge • Discover the story behind the mast of the U.S.S. Maine With over 624 acres at the Arlington National Cemetery, you’ll be thankful to your passionate and engaging guide for navigating you and bringing a personal touch to each tour.
  • Professional, local guide
  • 2.5-hour walking tour
  • Private or small group tour of no more than 10 people
  • Wheelchair tours (by request only)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please bring valid photo ID
  • Visitors aged 16 years of age or older without proper identification will not be admitted to Arlington National Cemetery and no refunds will be issued
  • A maximum of 10 people are permitted on each tour
  • The semi-private tours will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, you will be provided with an alternative route covering most of highlights on the tour. In these cases, the local operator is unable to provide refunds or discounts
  • No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour
  • Due to increased security measures, some attractions can’t be visited from the inside
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 20 reviews

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Our tour guide Leigh was extremely knowledgeable and made our experience fascinating. We learned about the tombstones, war heroes, changing of the guards/tomb of the unknown, house of Robert E. Lee, and much, much more. Leigh answered all of our questions. We definitely would not have had the same experience if we didn’t have such an informative guide. Would definitely recommend to everyone.

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June 13, 2021

The guided walking tour was fantastic. Our guide Amanda was knowledgeable and made sure we arrived in time for the changing of the guard, and even told us the best vantage spot to take photos. She introduced us to a few of the residents again providing insight into their individual stories. Arlington itself is an amazing space, reverent and serene. This tour paid homage to the space very well.

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January 8, 2020

Tony was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the walk. The only con wasthat we waited over 15 minutes for someone else that was suppose to join our group. They never did join.

July 26, 2021

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