Arlington National Cemetery tour
Excursions & day trips

Arlington National Cemetery tour

Free cancellation
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the graves of late Presidents including John F. Kennedy
  • Pay tribute to fallen soldiers of the Civil War
  • See the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Changing of the Guard
What to expect

It has been more than 150 years since the first military funeral took place at Arlington National Cemetery. Since then, more than 400,000 military service men, women and their families have been laid to rest here.

Among them, Presidents, astronauts and Supreme Court justices. As you tour these hallowed grounds, you may have the opportunity to witness a funeral taking place; each day there are between 27 and 30 services being held. The sight of a flag-draped coffin or the sound of Taps being played in the distance are just some of the moving moments you may experience while visiting.

Now, you can make the most of your time by touring Arlington aboard Old Town Trolley’s Arlington National Cemetery Tours. This special tour will transport you through the cemetery, stopping at the most important points of interest and making a 45-minute continuous loop. You’ll have a chance to disembark 7 even stops on weekdays and 10 on weekends and explore the many acres, view the headstones and feel the immense sense of patriotism that these men and women exhibited while defending the freedom and ideals of America.

Some of the most significant sights you’ll see include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Changing of the Guard, the Arlington House, The Civil War Unknowns Monument, the Vietnam, World War I and World War II Memorial Trees, the Confederate Memorial and the memorials to the Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia. You’ll also have the chance to view the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy and his family, President William Taft and Alexander Haig, among others. Along the way, your tour guide will share intriguing history and facts about Arlington. While here, be sure to make note of the numerous monuments and dedicated trees that pay tribute to special individuals and events that are such an important part of our nation’s history. A visit to Arlington National Cemetery is one that will never be forgotten—like the memory of the men and women who valiantly gave their lives in service.

Stops:

  • Welcome Center
  • President John F. Kennedy
  • U.S. Coast Guard Memorial
  • Pershing Gravesite
  • Memorial Amphitheater, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Robert E. Lee Memorial (Arlington House) (closed for renovation – stop is temporarily located at the PanAm Memorial)
  • Marine Corps War Memorial (walk outside gate)

Additional stops on weekends:

  • Sections 55-59
  • Columbarium and Niche Wall
  • Section 64 and Pentagon Group Burial Market
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 4-12)
    • Children (under 4): free
    Where

    1 Memorial Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211, USA

    Meeting point:

    Booth Location: Tours depart from the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center, Arlington, VA 22211

    What to remember
    • Temporary tour changes: There are currently 3 stops: JFK Gravesite, Arlington House (the house is currently closed, but the grounds are open) and Memorial Drive by the Amphitheater
    • Wheelchair-accessible vehicles and assisted listening devices available upon request
    • Paid parking is available at Arlington National Cemetery
    • Tour duration: 45 minutes on weekdays, 1 hour on weekends
    • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Stop: the guard changes every hour from October 1 through March 31st and every half-hour from 1 April through 30 September
    • The Changing of the Guard, Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington House and Iwo Jima remain closed to the public
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Tour times: 8:30 am - 4 pm with the last full tour departing at 4pm
    • Tour runs every half hour
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    Provider
    Historic Tours of America
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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