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Explore the Rich History from the Comfort of our Tour Vehicles. Arlington National Cemetery is an enduring tribute to those who’ve dedicated their lives to defending the ideals of our nation. A visit here will leave an indelible impression on your spirit. There are more than 639 acres of hallowed ground and they’re best explored aboard Arlington National Cemetery Tours.
April 1 – September 30: The Changing of the Guard will be every 30 minutes, at the top and bottom of every hour. Social distancing limits will be in place at the Amphitheater.
Limited tours run from 9am – 4pm daily.
Tours depart every 30 minutes.
Cemetery hours are 8-5 p.m.
There are 4 stops: JFK Gravesite, JJ Pershing Gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Arlington House.
No weekend route currently available.
Group tours are available again. Buses may park on the upper parking level.
The tour makes 5 stops.
Arlington National Cemetery is located on a parcel of land that once belonged to George Washington’s step-grandson, George Washington Parke Custis. In 1857, Custis left the property to his daughter Mary Anna Randolph Custis and it became the family home for her and her husband, Robert E. Lee.
After the Lee family vacated the property at the onset of the Civil War in 1861, the grounds were used for various purposes, including serving as a camp and headquarters for Federal Troops during the Civil War and later providing a safe haven for former slaves seeking freedom. Arlington National Cemetery held its first military burial on May 13, 1864.
Today, the property is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families. It is a place to remember the men and women who served their nation and where all who visit can gain a sense of their sacrifice.
Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center.
45 minutes: 5 stops.
9am – 4pm
November 11: We will be providing transportation for special services at the Cemetery. Tours will not start until approximately 2 pm.
Arlington National Cemetery is open:
Temporary hours: 8am – 5pm.
Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:
October – March: Every hour on the hour.
April – September: Every half hour.
The Arlington National Cemetery Tour is included with your Old Town Trolley Gold or Platinum Day Tour. For more information, call 202-796-2606.