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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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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Probably the best single part of the Washington DC area. It will inspire you, teach your children and remind you of what is good about our country

Thank H M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Make sure to be respectful. Make sure to stay until after the wreath laying ceremony. Almost 2/3rds of visitors left after gaurd change but didn't wait the couple minutes between change and wreath laying ceremony. Too bad for them as that is the true highlight...More

1  Thank DachK
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed this very much. It was a great day to learn about history and what the tomb means. We also learned that the guards must live close and they are assigned this for 18 months.

Thank Susan277KT
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The changing of the guards was very uplifting. The very orders being called out. The placement of the wreath and the taps brought me to tears.

Thank Dale S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly humbling. Take your time and enjoy the changing of the guard. Be respectful. Learn about the guard, their duties, the honor of being on guard. Brings you back to earth. A must visit

Thank hpresas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing to see the changing of the guard and the small museum. Doesn’t matter where you’re from it’s humbling

Thank Todd R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this. I discovered in the visitors center that “unknowns” are chosen to represent all of the unknown soldiers. I hadn’t known that before and it was a little disappointing. We saw the changing of the guard, which I recommend making...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can you say about this piece of American History. The grounds are pristine, neat and every were you look it can tell a story. This has always been a bucket list item to visit. The changing of the guards at The Tomb Of The...More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can only make one stop during the tour of the Arlington National Cemetery, this is the one, at the top of every hour. Arrive 10 to 15 minutes Early to get a good position, observe all of the posted rules and pay attention...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must see stop if visiting Arlington. Make sure you time it to see the changing of the guard. A shuttle is available if you can not do the walk.

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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
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Starrlee316
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
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Talljewel
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!
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