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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.
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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 877-907-8585
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Reviewed yesterday

if you know someone who shows no patriotism - make sure they see go here, if you walk away unscathed - then you have no feelings

Thank riki42017
Reviewed 2 days ago

We wanted to see the changing of the guard, and there happened to be a wreath laying by the President of Romania! What a great surprise. Band, soldiers, so much pomp and circumstance! This is a must see if you are in the area!

Thank theatremaria
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The most revered section of Arlington National Cemetery. The changing of the guard is a must see. The demand respect at the tomb and rightfully so. My wife and I had the opportunity to see a wreath laying. The precision of the wreath laying is...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I watched the changing of the guard twice so moving to see. They change every 30 minutes. It's worth seeing it

Thank pisces63
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Tomb of the Unknowns is an amazing historic site. Make sure to stay for the changing of the guard and stop in the small museum to learn more about the incredible Tomb guards. This is a wonderful lesson in honor, commitment, and duty. The...More

Thank Maggie R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very emotional presentation of changing of the guards. We were there in the summer, it was so hot out I don't know how they can stand hey heat with their uniform on. God bless those who guard that tomb!

Thank Oceanblue16
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The changing of the guard was one of the most moving experiences of my life. The soldiers are so committed to this duty and they show such respect to their fallen comrades. A very impressive ceremony that every American should experience.

Thank NannyLa
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just consider for all of the Unknowns. For all the reasons. For all that matters. The greatest sacrifice, and now unknow.

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our whole family here and while at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier there was a group of Veterans. The awestruck silence and dedication of everyone there was astounding. You can never thank these soldiers enough for all that they do and have...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tribute to our missing veterans/heroes is a most see. Thanks to the U.S. Army for taking on protecting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which they continue to protect even during the worst inclement weather. Thank you for your service!

Thank Félix C
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Martha T
2 July 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
13 July 2016|
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Response from Paula L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I took lots of photos - assume you could video too
13 May 2016|
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Response from Ava515 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's free and if you go to the visitor's center, they have guided tours via trolleys and you can get on an off at the most popular sites. Highly recommend it!