Old Town Trolley Tours, Monuments by Moonlight, Arlington Cemetery Tours and the Washington Welcome Center beginning Tuesday, March 17 we will closed. We plan to re-open on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
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.
Honoring the 16 million people who served in the United States Military during the war, the more than 400,000 who died and the countless others who supported our troops from home, the World War II Memorial is a stunning tribute to the sacrifices that were made.
Those who visit this awe-inspiring monument are moved by its grandeur and its message of commitment, spirit and freedom.
Fifty-six pillars surround the memorial plaza, representing the states and territories that united together during the war effort. 4,000 sculpted gold stars sit on the freedom wall as an accolade to the 400,000 Americans who lost their lives and the rainbow pool serves as a serene focal point of beauty and balance with seating around its circumference. The World War II Memorial sits between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. It opened to the public in May of 2004 and since that time, has become one of the most important points of interest in the National Mall.