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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 via mobile

We visited the Cemetery with my Big Bro who is a veteran. This is such a moving and somber place. Unfortunately the Guard had to tel idiots to be quite and show respect. It just shows that the younger generation has no respect for our...More

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed yesterday

The changing of the guard is a very moving experience. Take the time to visit and take in the somber ceremony. It's worth the long walk to see it. I just wish that people were more respectful during the process.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everyone should visit this at least once and pay their respects and it's very emotional and touching to witness the changing of the guard. It's very possible that you will see memorial services going on during your visit.

Thank BDilmuth
Reviewed 2 days ago

Somber, respectful and thought provoking - those are the 3 words I think of the most when it comes to this site. It's a great model of the respect people should show in many places and don't! They demand it, which is a good model....More

1  Thank NEVenturer
Reviewed 2 days ago

The ceremony is awe-inspiring, religious, patriotic and makes you feel proud to be an American. It is a place to reflect on the sacrifices that had been made by many to make the rest of us remain free.

Thank Penny37357
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very moving place and essential to take the time to visit if you are visiting the cemetery. we were lucky enough to be able to catch the changing of the guard and it was a really cool thing to witness but also very sobering and...More

Thank leebC1108OR
Reviewed 2 days ago

This one of the most incredible things you will see. We watched the ceremony. They walk so many steps and then turn. You have to remain totally silent during this ceremony, so if you have young kids that cannot sit still or remain quiet, then...More

Thank mimimer3
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great place to memorialize our fallen heroes. The changing of the guard is vary sobering. Quiet is a must for all spectators. I remember years ago when a Hurricane was threatening the DC area. The Guards were offered to stand down during the...More

Thank Sleddog32
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an awe inspiring event. The dedication and honor of these soldiers humbling. If you go in the summer, make sure you take some water.

1  Thank Scooges
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We watched the changing of the guard ceremony and was in awe of the seriousness that is displayed here. It is truly worth waiting to see.

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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!