Please see below for important information
Arlington National Cemetery requires a
100% ID Check with no exceptions: All US guest must provide a
State or Government Issued picture ID. Visitors 16 and 17 may present a valid school ID. All foreign guest must present a
PASSPORT. Foreign ID Cards will not be accepted. If you ride the Shuttle over from the Lincoln Memorial without proper ID, you will be denied entry into the Cemetery and you must provide your own transportation back to the Lincoln Memorial.
For security reasons, we will not be allowed to pick you back up on Memorial Drive.
We apologize for any inconvenience. These changes and requirements are beyond our control.
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Robert Peary and Matthew Henson
Rear Admiral Peary is credited with being the first to reach the North Pole. He directed a six man team which included Matthew Henson. Henson was an African American explorer and a close companion of Admiral Peary. It was Henson who planted the U.S. flag on the North Pole.
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