3.5 Hour Walking tour through ANC (Riding tour option is available. Please read description)
This can be an all-walking or a walking/riding tour (additional ticket price) through Arlington National Cemetery, the Nation's second-largest but considered the most sacred of our National Cemeteries. Highlights include the Kennedy gravesites, Tomb of the Unknowns, and Changing of the Guard ceremony. Also includes Arlington House (aka the Custis-Lee mansion). Interior views of the house depend on the time available to show as well as cemetery hours. Optional time may be made to include the Memorial for Women in Military Service for America. Tour times listed are from April 1 - August 1. Cemetery closes at 5:30 September 1 - March 31. Start times will be adjusted accordingly.
Upon meeting, Bill (tour guide), will walk you to the ANC Visitors' Welcome Center (rest rooms and book store available) and proceed to the walking tour paths. If visitors have chosen the riding tram tour option, we'll proceed to the ticket window for you to purchase your tickets.
Whether walking or riding, we will make two definite stops. 1) Kennedy Gravesites area and 2) Tomb of the Unknowns for the Changing of the Guard ceremony. If on the walking route, the order of these two stops will be determined according to ceremony time. The ceremony time increments are: April 1-Sept 30, every 30 minutes until 7:00pm; Oct 1-March 31 every 60 minutes until 5:00pm
If riding, the stops are tram determined within last tram 45 minutes prior to final public viewable guard change.
Other walking cemetery stops can include Arlington House ("Custis-Lee Mansion"), walking path to USMC "Iwo Jima" Memorial and/or the Women In Military Service for America Memorial. The riding tour can include additional site stops.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Arlington Cemetery Metrorail Station - Blue Line, Arlington Cemetery exit. If fair weather, street level; if raining, remain inside of station to meet.
End location: Arlington Cemetery Visitors Center
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
Walking (moderately strenuous uphill challenges). Riding is light but some walking is required.
The full walking tour of Cemetery Highlights for up to 10 people is included. See "What's Extra" tab for riding tour information. For riding tour, guide will accompany you at each site.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USD - Bookstore/gift shop and bottled water, if desired.
Arlington National Cemetery Tram Tour tickets (if desired for riding portion of the tour)
Right now, Adults are $12, Children 4-12 are $6, Seniors 65+ are $9.
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The Arlington Cemetery Tour is full of knowledge to discover never to be found by just strolling along. This is a three hour tour which time is required to get the full expression of the history here. Bill H. was our tour guide. He is an educator that really has passion for the history of D.C and Arlington National Cemetery.