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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 was an awesome site to see the guards change and the dedication and training of each guard. I was shocked to hear an on-duty guard scold a youngster sitting in the brass rail (a no-no). The guard went into an "attack mode" defensive stance...More

Thank JTL07825
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very solemn and the changing of the guards is something you can't miss. The dedication from our servicemen and woman should be applauded each and every day.

Thank ColleenAngeli
Reviewed 3 days ago

The reverence observed bu these soldiers is amazing. They are highly trained and there 24/7 through all weather. There dedications is heart warming.

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing to see the precision that the changing of the guards provides. True dedication and peace for the tomb. Respect is of the highest.

Thank buckmi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great nation must honor those who sacrifice. This tomb recognizes those who have unfortunately been forgotten and identities lost. We honor them with an honor guard and place of prominence in our greatest cemetery. This is fitting. Go for the changing of the guard...More

Thank Josh K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a former service member and growing up in a military family the Tomb of the Unknowns has special meaning to me. I went out for an early morning run and had a few minutes to sit att eh site and reflect on my career...More

Thank Cspear
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a great view from the steps of the museum and the changing of the guard is kind of interesting every half hour. The stewards do a good job of keeping people quiet to preserve the solemnity there. The small museum there has some...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Location of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers - plural. Four were buried here - one from World War 1, one From World War 2, one from Korean War, one from Vietnam War. DNA has now identified the one from the Vietnam war and he...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I do not see how anyone could visit Arlington without visiting the Tomb of the Unknowns. I did not see the changing of the guard or one of the female guards, but just being there was an honor in itself.

Thank travlinrn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely a must on any trip to D.C. So peaceful and reverent. Thought provoking. Inspired us to have a conversation about life and hopes and dreams with our children.

Thank Jennifer K
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Are cameras and video recorders allowed during the Changing of the Guard?
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
Do you have to pay to see the tomb of the unknowns? Or just if you want a guided tour?
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!
We will be visiting Arlington in May and would like to know where the best place is to stand to watch the Changing of the Guard.
26 March 2016|
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Response from Sunshine4you22 | Reviewed this property |
Front row and towards the right facing the guards so you have a good view of them entering.