Arlington National Cemetery Tour in Arlington, VA

Historic Tours of America1 Memorial AveArlington, VA 22211
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Overview

This 30 minute loop tour of Arlington National Cemetery gives you a glimpse into the tribute to those who dedicated their lives defending our nation. Over the past 150 years, more than 400,000 military men, women, and families have been laid to rest with honor at Arlington Cemetery. During your tour, you’ll also have the honor to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guard.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Arlington Travel Experts
  • 30 Minute Tour
  • 3 Stops –JFK Gravesite, Memorial Drive by the Amphitheater, and The Arlington House. The Changing of the Guard, Memorial Amphitheater, inside the Arlington House and Iwo Jima remain closed to the public.
  • Your tour guide will discuss the cemetery’s history, notable graves, and more.
  • Arlington National Cemetery requires a 100% ID Check with no exceptions: All US guests must provide a State or Government Issued picture ID. Visitors 16 and 17 may present a valid school ID. All foreign guests must present a PASSPORT. Foreign ID Cards will not be accepted.

Description

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There are more than 600 acres of hallowed ground and they're best explored aboard Arlington National Cemetery Tours.

History of Arlington National Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery is located on a parcel of land that once belonged to George Washington's step-grandson, George Washington Parke Custis. In 1857, Custis left the property to his daughter Mary Anna Randolph Custis and it became the family home for her and her husband Robert E. Lee.

A few years later, the grounds were used for various purposes, including serving as a camp and headquarters for Federal Troops during the Civil War and later providing a safe haven for slaves who were transitioning to freedom. Arlington National Cemetery held its first military burial on May 13, 1864.

Today, the property is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans, and their families. It is a place of honor where the men and women who gave their lives in service will be eternally celebrated and where all who visit can gain a sense of their sacrifice.

Arlington National Cemetery requires a 100% ID Check with no exceptions: All US guests must provide a State or Government Issued picture ID. Visitors 16 and 17 may present a valid school ID. All foreign guests must present a PASSPORT. Foreign ID Cards will not be accepted.

SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY: In order to provide our guests with the safest and most comfortable sightseeing experience, Old Town Trolley Tours has implemented a number of new safety measures such as limiting seating to allow riders to maintain appropriate distancing, face coverings required for all guests ages 3 and up and an increased focus on disinfecting and sanitation after every tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Arlington National Cemetery Tour

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately 30 minutes long.


When are tours offered?

Current schedule: Daily - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with hourly departures.


Where does the tour depart from?

Tours depart from the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center, Arlington, VA 22211. To get to Arlington National Cemetery from the Washington Welcome-Take the Metro Blue Line from Washington Metro Station. The Metro stops right at Arlington National Cemetery. (Metro Center approx. a 3 minute walk from the Welcome Center)

 

Is there parking available? 

Paid parking is available at Arlington National Cemetery.


Do I need identification? 

Arlington National Cemetery requires a 100% ID Check with no exceptions: All US guests must provide a State or Government Issued picture ID. Visitors 16 and 17 may present a valid school ID. All foreign guests must present a PASSPORT. Foreign ID Cards will not be accepted.


What languages are the tours in?

The tour is in English.


Is the tour narrated?

Yes. Your expert tour guide will tell you all about our nation’s capital along with captivating history and stories.


How many stops are on the tour?

The tour has 3 Stops –JFK Gravesite, Memorial Drive by the Amphitheater, and The Arlington House. The Changing of the Guard, Memorial Amphitheater, inside the Arlington House and Iwo Jima remain closed to the public.


Do I need a reservation?

Yes. We strongly encourage you make a reservation to ensure you have a seat on the tour.


I have a wheelchair and would like to take it on the tour. Do I need to make other arrangements?

If you would like a wheelchair-accessible trolley, we ask that you call at least 24 hours in advance to give us notice and allow us to make accommodations for you. For more information, go to accessibility services.


Is there a place for me to put my stroller?

We have room for strollers and folding wheelchairs at the front of our trolleys.


Are food and drinks allowed on the tour?

Food and drinks are welcome. However, alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.


Are your trolleys open-air?

Our trolleys are equipped with windows that can be opened and closed as needed. They also have roofs to protect passengers from the elements.


Are your trolleys air-conditioned?

No. The trolleys are open-air vehicles with windows that can be opened and closed as needed. With the cold nighttime air and temperatures, it is recommended that passengers bring a jacket.


Are the trolleys heated?

Yes. During the wintertime, we use heated trolleys that are glass-enclosed specifically for the colder weather.