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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 4 days ago

The Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington Cemetery is a "don't miss" venue when visiting Washington DC. The cemetery can be reached via Metro subway as it has its own subway stop (Arlington Cemetery) which will let you off...More

Thank John-MaryAnn
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is something that every must experience once in their life. I'm not into all the military stuff but this will make you proud of being able to live in the country you do and what we can do as one.

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 6 days ago

These guards vow to abstain from alcohol for life. They guard during all kinds of weather. It is expected for observers to remain quiet as a matter of respect.

Thank Joni M F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Volunteered for the wreath laying ceremony. All Americans should experience this place at least once. Wear comfortable shoes/ clothing. Lots of walking.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ceremony was touching, and the people for the most part were respectful. This particular day had a large crowd. Very grateful to have gone

Thank joanne b
Reviewed 1 week ago

The changing of the guard is the most amazing, emotional, honeriable event that I have ever watched. I have lived in Arlington for 27 years and I have seen the changing of the guard dozen of times and each time it moves me and it...More

Thank B T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This commands respect, the changing of the guard will bring you to tears....disappointed by the lack of respect of some of the spectators, but overall, excellent!

Thank MomWins19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My entire family felt the honor and the Ceremony brings tears to your eyes, we feel proud of those who serve

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always an awe inspiring tradition to watch the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. Everyone is respectful and solemn. Very moving.

Thank BetsyMont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though sad, it is very nice to know the amount of dedication placed on remembering all those who have lost their lives protecting our country.

Thank SJH418
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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!