Arlington National Cemetery - Tour America's Most Treasured Shrine!
Situated near Washington, DC, Arlington National Cemetery, America's most treasured burial ground, is home to more than 300, 000 honored dead. Among the thousands of white headstones are the graves of President John F. Kennedy, President William Howard Taft, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, world champion boxer Joe Louis, noted composer and big band leader Glenn Miller and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Take a guided or self-guided tour of Arlington National Cemetery with DC by Foot.
Visiting Arlington National Cemetery.
For the four million people who visit annually, Arlington National Cemetery is an opportunity to walk among the headstones that chronicle American history, scared grounds to remember and honor the nation's war heroes and those who fought bravely and perished for the preservation of freedom, and a chance to say a last farewell during the funeral services of a family member or friend. For all of these reasons, Arlington National Cemetery is a cherished landmark of American idealism and tradition. Stop by the Visitors Center located by the cemetery entrance to find maps, guidebooks, exhibits, information on grave locations, and a bookstore. Arlington National Cemetery is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. from April through September). Admission is free.