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Arlington National Cemetery Tour

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Child 5-16 years old
Private Tour

Hear the fascinating stories of the nation’s most hallowed ground at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place of over 400,000 American veterans and families. As the largest military cemetery in the world (640 acres), Arlington preserves the heroic and troubled history of the United States’ past. Join us to visit notable sights like the Kennedy Graves, Arlington Mansion, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for a Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Arlington Estate was once the home of George Washington Park Custis, the adopted grandson of George Washington. The land passed to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, before being overtaken by the Union Army during the Civil War. Since 1864, Arlington National Cemetery has served as the largest cemetery in the USA, and final resting place for veterans of every military conflict. On tour, we’ll learn about the fraught origins of the cemetery in the midst of the American Civil War, while viewing the original home of the Custis-Lee families, and enjoying beautiful views across Washington DC. We’ll visit two Presidential burial places, the Kennedy Family Gravesites, including the eternal flame, and the grave of William Howard Taft. Lastly, we’ll witness a powerful and moving tribute- the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Learn how the origin story of the cemetery was one of betrayal and revenge, and hear the fascinating stories contained within this hallowed ground.

Please let us know if you have any personal connections to the cemetery, and we would be honored to help locate a specific grave or memorial.

What to Bring

Sturdy walking shoes, bottled water, and comfortable clothes are recommended!

Where to Meet

  • Meet your guide outside the Arlington National Cemetery Visitors Center on the West side.
  • GPS Address: 1 Memorial Ave Fort Myer, VA 22211
  • Your tour will end back at the Visitors Center.

Sights and stops include:

  • Kennedy Grave-sights
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Changing of the Guard Ceremony
  • USS Maine Mast Memorial
  • Space Shuttle Memorials
  • Arlington Mansion
  • Pentagon (from a distance)
  • President William Howard Taft Monument
  • Tomb of Robert Todd Lincoln

Additional booking times are available as a private tour. Please visit the private bookings calendar to take a look!

For large groups or custom itineraries, please contact us to book.

Map of the Tour Route