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

It was a very moving experience to watch the changing of the guard. Beyond words... it is the most sincere form of respect I have ever seen.

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is well done and shows respect for the fallen and hopefully makes you think about what they gave for us today.

Thank traveller123456277
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not to be missed! Trolly with tour guide definitely very informative.Perhaps better to avoid last showing as trip &tour guide seemed rather rushed.The tour ends with the changing of the guards at thetomb of the unknown soldier. We lucked out as we had...More

Thank Eilene C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attending this ceremony at the Ampitheater and Tomb of the Unknowns. Very patriotic program. Watched the changing of the Guard before the ceremonies began. Outstanding.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very humbling experience to see, while there busloads of veterans where there and to share watching this with them was no choice of words to explain.

Thank shumphrey_atl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the wreath laying ceremony on Veterans' Day 2018, also the 100th anniversary of the signing of the WW1 armistice. Fantastic ceremony, worth the wait out in the cold to see.

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Arlington just prior to Veterans Day on November 7th 2018; a perfect way to honor the end of World War I on its 100th commemoration.

Thank FrequentVisitor1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must-see on your bucket list. We stayed there about 90 minutes and partially saw one changing of the guard and one complete change. A moving experience knowing what each soldier doing this must do. We then got to see the military service auxiliaries place...More

Thank Z9750NGlarryb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing must see. I could stand here for hours just watching. Wait. I did. Those men are amazing and I have to most respect for them. Truly and honor to watch the changing of the guards.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this. It makes you proud to be an American. On busy days, get there early so you get a good view. When it's not such a busy season you only need to be there a little before the guards change. Make sure if...More

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July 8, 2018|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
Although I've been to Arlington National Cemetery over 20 times, I have never driven there. On most of my visits, I've taken the Metro (exit Arlington Cemetery station). Metro stop is just a 3 minute walk to the entrance... More
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
Martha T
July 2, 2017|
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Response from 952jaked | 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