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Tomb of the Unknowns

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 877-907-8585
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Guarded around the clock by the Army's 3rd infantry, this memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honors unidentified American soldiers from the two World Wars and the Korean War.
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
This attraction is at Ronald Reagan National Airport
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Reviewed yesterday

A must do when in Washington. Take the bus tour and choose to get off and just sit and take in the atmosphere. After the guard change, it’s a quiet reflective walk to the Kennedy memorial.

Thank haydnanneg
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When arriving onsite at the cemetery, visit the visitor center to find out the timing of the changing of the guards ceremony. It will take about 20-25 minutes to walk to the tomb. It is uphill the entire way. If you can make it within...More

Thank Peg W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

OH WOW. What an amazing visit & so quiet watching the procession. This is a must do when you visit. There is so much history in this cemetery and if everyone could talk the stories they could tell would amaze us all. So happy to...More

Thank Rick T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We happened to be there a day they were having a special wreath ceremony. When they played taps everybody was truly moved.

Thank turnmaster
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited with a military reunion group. Watched the changing of the guards & then reps from our group laid a wreath. It's always a somber, respectful place to visit. The Washington monument is in the background. On our way by bus to the Tomb location,...More

Thank Jeana K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Arlington National Cemetery is truly unique. It's not just the grave sites of the famous or wealthy. These are the grave sites of men and women who came from all walks of life, from every race and religion, and did something special. At one point...More

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Every first time visitor to Arlington should make this their No. 1 priority to witness. Be silent and respectful.

Thank Zach S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and cannot be recognized by name. The changing of the guard ceremony is held on the hour, 24/7 365... and is a demonstration of loyalty, honor and precision that commands the spectator's full attention and respect.

Thank Richard V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most sacred ground within all of Arlington National Cemetery. If you're not moved when visiting here and seeing the changing of the guard you're either dead or a hater.

Thank Lance M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guards change on the hour. A wonderful tribute the unknown soldiers. Great pride and precision. Interesting for kids too.

Thank Ally G
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Craig N
May 6, 2018|
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Response from PAC626 | Reviewed this property |
I would research directly with the visitors center on site. You may need a special pass or invitation and possibly security clearance in this day and age. If you are staying nearby at a hotel, a hotel concierge may be able... More
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Martha T
July 2, 2017|
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Response from Jake D | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 10 minute walk depending on your pace. Just note that it is kind of steep so have good walking shoes and drink water as it can get hot
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Starrlee316
July 13, 2016|
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Response from Paula L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I took lots of photos - assume you could video too
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