Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Tickets in Arlington, VA

Historic Tours of America1 Memorial AveArlington, VA 22211
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Overview

Complete your Washington D.C. visit with an Arlington National Cemetery hop-on hop-off tour. Explore Arlington cemetery at your own pace. Learn about its history and heroes who rest there from an onboard guide and pay homage to America’s fallen heroes. Visit notable grave and memorials, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and changing of the guard, and more.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Arlington Travel Experts
  • The non-stop loop lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Hop off at one of four spots to explore at your leisure.
  • Tours depart every 30 minutes.
  • Visit JFK's Gravesite, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington House and more.
  • Learn about the cemetery’s history, the heroes who rest there, and other stories from your onboard guide.
  • 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

from Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
There are more than 639 acres of hallowed ground at Arlington National Cemetery, and they're best explored aboard an Arlington National Cemetery hop-on hop-off tour.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

How often do the tours depart?

Tours depart hourly from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Subject to change without notice.

Where do the tours 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 approximately a 3-minute walk from the Welcome Center)

Is parking available?

Paid parking is available at Arlington National Cemetery.

Do I need to bring 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.

Is the tour narrated?

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

What language(s) is the tour in?

The tour is in English.

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 the number on your e-ticket at least 24 hours in advance to give the tour operator notice and allow them to make accommodations for you. For more information, go to accessibility services.

Is there a place for me to put my stroller?

Strollers and folding wheelchairs can be stored at the front of the trolley.

Are food and drinks allowed on the tour?

Food and drinks are welcome. However, alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

Are trolleys open-air?

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

Are the trolleys heated?

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