Arlington National Cemetery Tour in Arlington, VA

Historic Tours of America1 Memorial AveArlington, VA 22211
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Overview

This 45-60 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
  • The tour is approximately 45-60 minutes long.
  • The tour makes 7 stops on weekdays and 10 on weekends.
  • Hop on and off the tour, as you please.
  • Your tour guide will discuss the cemetery’s history, notable graves, and more.

Description

from Arlington National Cemetery Tour
It has been more than 150 years since the first military funeral took place at Arlington National Cemetery. Since then, more than 400,000 military service men, women and their families have been laid to rest here.

Among them, Presidents, astronauts and Supreme Court justices. As you tour these hallowed grounds, you may have the opportunity to witness a funeral taking place; each day there are between 27 and 30 services being held. The sight of a flag-draped coffin or the sound of Taps being played in the distance are just some of the moving moments you may experience while visiting.

Now, you can make the most of your time by touring Arlington aboard Old Town Trolley’s Arlington National Cemetery Tours. Our special tour will transport you through the cemetery, stopping at the most important points of interest and making a 45-minute continuous loop. You’ll have a chance to disembark at 7 stops on weekdays and 10 on weekends and explore the many acres, view the headstones and feel the immense sense of patriotism that these men and women exhibited while defending the freedom and ideals of America.

Some of the most significant sights you’ll see include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guard, the Arlington House, The Civil War Unknowns Monument, the Vietnam, World War I and World War II Memorial Trees, the Confederate Memorial and the memorials to the Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia. You’ll also have the chance to view the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy and his family, President William Taft and Alexander Haig, among others. Along the way, your tour guide will share intriguing history and facts about Arlington. While here, be sure to make note of the numerous monuments and dedicated trees that pay tribute to special individuals and events that are such an important part of our nation’s history. A visit to Arlington National Cemetery is one that will never be forgotten—like the memory of the men and women who valiantly gave their lives in service.

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christineB6723DO
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
"Emotional"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2019 NEW
Went on road train around cemetery. Saw important graves. It’s a get off get on train it stops 4 places of interest around the cemetery. Be aware cemetery closes at 4. We went in about 2 and didn’t have time for last two stops. So allow plenty of time. Changing of the guard at the unknown soldier memorial extremely moving.
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Mary H
"Wonderful Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 07, 2019 NEW
Taking the shuttle is well work the money. To be able to hop on and hop off makes touring so much easier. The people are extremely friendly and informative. The shuttles run like clockwork. We were lucky enough to get there for the changing of the guards. Definitely put this on your list to see.
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opaguioth
Grand Cayman
"So impressive! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 05, 2019 NEW
I don’t know how I should describe this place, it is so pretty, but sad at the same time. However if you go, respect the cemetery, enjoy the view, learn the story. Better to go in the morning. Also wait to see for a little ceremony at the unknown solider monument.
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Majtraz
McDonough, Georgia
"Must visit in Washington"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 29, 2019 NEW
Great place to visit. We used trolly tour to cut down on walking. The tour guides provided lot of information going from one stop to the next. I our trolley driver went down road that was closed off and we were stuck. The tour was quick to respond and got us on our way. We were held up maybe 15 minutes but tour guide provide more information about cemetery. Now we have great story to tell about our trip. Changing of Guard for Unknown Soldier graves was very impressive.
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788BILLG
Goffstown, New Hampshire
"Takes your breath away - best way to visit this solemn ground"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 29, 2019 NEW
My hats off to the men and women who perform these tours, and their dedication. I took the tour last week while I was visiting the DC area for business, and I am so glad I took this tour. It made my experience tailored to what I wanted to see, pointed out the things I did not know and saved time! Best tour in DC
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arlington National Cemetery Tour

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 45-60 minutes long.

When are tours offered?
Tours are available on the following schedule:

  • October – March: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Last tour departs at 4:00 pm*.
  • April – September: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm. Last tour departs at 6:00 pm.
*October – March: The last red loop Old Town Trolley will leave stop #11 (Lincoln Memorial) at 4:30 pm to pick-up guests from ANC at 4:45 pm and return them to stop #11.

Where does the tour depart from?
Tours depart from the Welcome Center.

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 7 stops on weekdays and 10 on weekends.

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.