Stop #17 the Portrait Gallery stop will be closed for the upcoming future due to major construction. Guest can walk three blocks west to 10th and E St NW which is stop #1, the Welcome Center to board the trolley. We apologize for any inconvenience and will notify when that stop opens.
Arlington Cemetery Tours will not operate on December 14, 2019 and January 11, 2020. Volunteers from Wreaths Across America will be placing wreaths on the grave sites here on December 14th and removing them on January 11th. The box office at the cemetery will be open on both those days for future tickets sales but no tour will be available.
Right across the street from Arlington House is Section One. It holds the remains of many officers from the Civil War. The headstones are for the most part extremely large and elaborate. One such marker is the white sarcophagus for Montgomery Meigs, the man responsible for turning the Custis Lee plantation into a cemetery. Other notables include Abner Doubleday, a civil war general often falsely credited with being the inventor of baseball, and Anita Newcomb McGee, the first female Army surgeon and founder of the Army Nurse Corps. You can also find the reinterred remains of service members from the American Revolution and the War of 1812.