Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is one of the country's most famous resting places, honoring both notable Americans and veterans who've shaped history.


Time Out says

What is the Arlington National Cemetery?

The Arlington National Cemetery is one of two cemeteries managed by the US Army. With over 400,000 buried, it is the final resting place for veterans from every American conflict, tracing back to the Revolutionary War. Notable American figures, including John F. Kennedy, Medgar Evers, and Grace Hopper, also rest within its hallowed grounds.

Are they worth visiting?

To pay respects to American veterans, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier—a historic monument for unidentified U.S. service members—the National Cemetery is a worthwhile visit.

Tickets, accessibility and booking

Entry to Arlington National Cemetery is free, open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours are available every 20 minutes, running from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, starting at $19.50.

Where’s good to eat near the Arlington National Cemetery?

Right by the cemetery, you've got Lost Dog Cafe—a cozy family-owned spot. They've got it all, from clam chowder to penne pasta, not to mention pizzas and a whopping selection of over 25 sandwiches.


Across the Memorial Bridge from DC
Virginia side of the Potomac River
Arlington, VA
Arlington Cemetery Metro
Admission free
Opening hours:
Apr–Sept 8am–7pm daily. Oct–Mar 8am–5pm daily
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