We will be closed for day tours of Friday January 24th due to the Annual March for Life. Night tours will operate normally.
Arlington National Cemetery is implementing 100% ID checks at all entrances for guests 16 and over. Visitors 16 and 17 years old may present a school issued identification for entry. Anyone not having ID will be denied entry. If any guest rides over on the Lincoln shuttle and are denied entry to the cemetery, they will not be able to re-board the shuttle.
We ask for your patience as this will create longer than usual delays and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Sunday January 19, 2020 the last tour of the day loads at 3:00 pm from Stop #1 from the Washington Welcome Center. Hotel returns are: 3:30 for Crystal City and National Harbor. 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm for DC hotel returns. Night tours will have normal operations. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Lafayette Park is a public park that was once named “President’s Park”. The square and the historic buildings surrounding it became National Historic Landmarks in 1970. In its past, Lafayette Park had many uses including serving as a race track, a graveyard, a zoo, slave market and the site for many political protests and celebrations. Most who visit are immediately drawn to the various large statues in the park.
In the center stands an equestrian statue of President Andrew Jackson, erected in 1853, and in the four corners are statues of Revolutionary War heroes: France’s General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette, Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau, Poland’s General Thaddeus Kosciuszko, and Prussia’s Major General Baron Frederich Wilhelm von Steuben.
The neighborhood that borders the park is also a place many visitors enjoy touring through. It was the city’s most prestigious residential area in the 18th century because of the people that resided there including Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State, William Henry Seward and South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun.