Public tours will be from 8:30 until 1 pm. the last tour will depart the Visitors Center promptly at 1 pm and the last pick up for the Tomb of the Unknown Solider will occur after 2 pm Changing of the Guard. There will be no tours on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Last Red Loop Shuttle will depart Arlington at 1:30 on Friday December 14th and NO Shuttle Service on Saturday, December 15th.
The oldest section at Arlington contains the remains of nearly 4,000 former slaves; their headstones are marked by the words “citizen” and “civilian.”This section also holds the remains of approximately 1,500 United States Colored Troops (USCT), which the official designation was given to all African American units serving in the U.S. Army during the Civil War.Additionally, this section is the resting place for Private William Henry Christman. Interred on May 13th 1864, Christman was the first military burial on the Arlington grounds.