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Tomb of the Unknowns

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 877-907-8585
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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
+1 877-907-8585
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Reviewed yesterday

This experience was something I'd love to repeat someday. I am so thankful for the men and women who protect our country. The experience here gives you an idea of how important the lives of those who protect us are. Don't miss this, and please...More

Thank DirkDMyers
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Many years ago, as an Assistant Scoutmaster, our Troop visited Arlington & my son had the honor to "Lay A Wreath" on the "Tomb of the Unknowns". I always re-visit the Tomb when I go to Arlington, which I have made many such trips. As...More

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everyone should witness the ceremony and the commitment these men have made to guarding this tomb. 365 days a year 24 hours a day no matter what the weather they are out there

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is most definitely a must see when you visit the cemetery. The guard is changed on the hour every hour with military precision that has to be seen to be believed. A stunning display that honours the Unknown Warrior. Very moving and sombre experience...More

Thank Bucketgob
Reviewed 6 days ago

The changing of the Guard was one of the most stirring events I have ever attended. You should definitely place this on your must see list if visiting DC.

Thank 54321Launch
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is probably the most watched at Arlington. There is a strict schedule for viewing the changing of the guard at the tomb of the Unknowns and is a somber moment. There is plenty of space the tour stops here. I would suggest getting here...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just an incredible experience. How anyone can see this and not have the utmost respect for our military is beyond me. This is something everyone should see. Take a break from Disney and learn about our history!

Thank Blaine2424
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We do not know you, what you did or what happened to you. What we know is you were a man the fought for our country and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Pray this man's family has found piece. Beautifully respected.

Thank lhefling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The changing of the guard takes place on the hour , lasts about 10 minutes . Very moving , 21 steps , soldiers wearing sunglasses . The visitor centre is very informative

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I felt so much national pride after visiting this amazing destination. Watching the changing of the guard made me feel a pride i can not describe. These young soldiers take this ceremony very serious!! Must see. Worth the hike up the rolling hills to get...More

Thank Crystal T
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Martha T
2 July 2017|
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Response from Jake D | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 10 minute walk depending on your pace. Just note that it is kind of steep so have good walking shoes and drink water as it can get hot
13 July 2016|
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Response from Paula L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I took lots of photos - assume you could video too
13 May 2016|
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Response from Ava515 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's free and if you go to the visitor's center, they have guided tours via trolleys and you can get on an off at the most popular sites. Highly recommend it!