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Guarded 24/7 365 by the Army. You can stand or sit on the steps and watch the guard, 21 steps, followed by 21 second pause each way . They change guards every half hour in the summer , every hour in the fall and winter,...More
This site was on our to do list. The visitors stayed respectful and we toured the museum also. We witnessed a couple of groups that had the honor to place a few wreaths at the tomb. The Guard follows an old tradition and made me...More
We arrived just before the changing of the guard and 2 wreath laying ceremonies. One of the schools who brought a wreath was from Dallas. We 1st thought that the best view would be from the upper balcony. But then we realized that there was...More
We were visiting for the first time. Luckily we were at the changing of the guard during a special wreath laying ceremony by the Secret Service. It lasted about 35 minutes with the star spangled banner played by the band. Before you go research and...More
Absolutely amazing to see. I really appreciate what these guys are doing. A must see on your visit to the cemetery and DC. You have to go through security when you get there to the cemetery. There is about a 20 minute (at times) uphill...More
When you go to the Arlington Cemetery make sure you don't miss this. When we went this event happens on the hour. Get there roughly 10 - 15 minutes before the start so you get a good seat. When I visited they swapped out the...More
There is a fee to go into the cemetery. The changing of the guard is a short walk away. You do not have to get on the tour trolley, however once you have paid the entrance fee why NOT take the trolly. It is included. I do... More
There is a fee to go into the cemetery. The changing of the guard is a short walk away. You do not have to get on the tour trolley, however once you have paid the entrance fee why NOT take the trolly. It is included. I do not think you can go in otherwise but I am not sure as I did not inquire. Sorry I could not be more helpful.