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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: Tours & Tickets

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Guarded around the clock by the Army's 3rd infantry, this memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honors unidentified American soldiers from the two World Wars and the Korean War.
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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
This attraction is at Ronald Reagan National Airport
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent thing to do on your DC trip. Very touching. This is a must do on your list. The changing of the guards and the wreath ceremony is amazing. Go here!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Emotional tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Be sure you visit and pay respects long enough to observe the changing of the Guard.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 323Julie
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived here to find that it was the changing of the guard and another ceremony was going on as well. It was such a cool moment and it just left us speechless. A very humbling experience!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tina M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TCzones
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mariapM351ZI
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Culture737780
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Russell3939
Reviewed 1 week ago

So moving. Changing of the guard. Could have heard a pin drop. Road train drops off at this point. Allow 30 minutes at least for this stop.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank christineB6723DO
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from ScubaMinds | Reviewed this property |
No. Entrance to the cemetery is no cost.
8 April 2019|
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Response from PhiBetaC | Reviewed this property |
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
8 July 2018|
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Free parking is nonexistent on the East Coast in general. If you are on a timetable, bite the bullet and park at Arlington.