We'll visit Arlington National Cemetery, our nation's premier military burial ground. You'll learn about the cemetery's fascinating and unusual beginnings and experience its well-known living history. We'll visit all four Kennedy grave sites, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier/Changing of the Guard, and the Arlington House.
But the cemetery is so much more than its most popular sites. Have you wondered about the life of a sentinel guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns? Did you know that the famous world heavy weight boxer, a famous American actor, or the man who was thought to have invented baseball are all buried here? (Discover what he DID invent and the critical role he played in the Civil War. )
Please join me as we experience the sobering reminder of lives lost but also celebrate the personal histories of some of its greatest heroes.
We'll visit all four Kennedy grave sites, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier/Changing of the Guard, and the Arlington House. We'll also visit less-known and interesting gravesites along the way.
Please let me know prior to your tour if you would like to visit a specific gravesite.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at the Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) Visitors Center or at your hotel if you are more comfortable with that.
End location: ANC Visitors Center. I will make sure that you are on your way to your next destination.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
This is a walking tour. You will experience the cemetery at its best by walking. Changes in the tour though, may be made because of weather or by mobility restrictions as determined by the group.
This is a walking tour.
My services as a professional, knowledgeable licensed local tour guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 USD - For tram in cemetery (if we use) up to $12 per person plus water $3.00 per person.
Transportation costs to/from the cemetery. (Taxi, Metro subway etc.)
If we choose to use the ANC shuttle instead of walking the entire tour, the costs are as follows:
Seniors (65 yrs & older) $9.00
Children (4-12) $6.00 (Children under 4 are FREE)
Disabled with valid handicapped placard FREE plus 1 companion
Military Personnel in Uniform FREE
Active Military with valid ID (up to 4 family members)
Children $3.00 (4-12)
Veterans with valid ID (plus 1 guest)
Please wear your MOST COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES for walking the cemetery and bring an umbrella in case of rain. It may also be helpful to bring a bottle of water.
I am unable to provide transportation.
I do not do large group bus tours.
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Really made the whole experience easy and showed a real effort to make this a great experience. Full of facts.