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Arlington National Cemetery


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Location and Transportation
Government issued headstones, looking east with the Washington Monument in the background

Government issued headstones, looking east with the Washington Monument in the background

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Location: Arlington National Cemetery is located across the Memorial Bridge from Washington, D.C., on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. With the Lincoln Memorial on the Washington, D.C. side and the Robert E. Lee Memorial at Arlington House on the Virginia side, the Memorial Bridge was designed to symbolize the joining together of the North and the South. The cemetery entrance actually begins near the Lincoln Memorial on the Washington side of the bridge and extends across the Potomac River.

Memorial Drive, which is intersected by the George Washington Memorial Parkway at a circular traffic rotary, connects the bridge on the Virginia side to the cemetery gates. Memorial Drive, ends at the entry court, which is now the Women's Memorial. Ample paid visitor parking at reasonable rates is accessible from Memorial Drive.

By Metrorail

The Arlington National Cemetery Station is located on the Metropolitan Washington D.C. Area Metrorail's Blue Line - during all hours the cemetery is open

Arlington National Cemetery Tours

ANC Tours by Martz Gray Line provides an interpretative tour bus service through Arlington National Cemetery. Stops include the Kennedy gravesites, the Tomb of the Unknowns Changing of the Guard and Arlington House Robert E. Lee Memorial. Tours depart continuously from the cemetery's Visitors Center as follows:
  • April through September - 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • October through March - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information about the tours and pricing details, visit ANC Tours by Martz Gray Line website.

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