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  3. Arlington National Cemetery

Washington DC: Arlington Nat. Cemetery Ticket & Trolley Tour

Product ID: 50623
See the sights of Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the hop-on hop-off trolley bus. Pay your respects to the fallen heroes of America, see the grave sites of President Kennedy and more.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Pay your respects to the fallen men and women that dedicated their lives to the USA
  • Hop on and off at 6 strategic stops, including the memorial to JFK and Robert E. Lee
  • Take a non-stop 45-minute loop to get a great overview of Arlington
  • See the final resting place of President John F. Kennedy
Full description
Discover the enduring tribute to the men and women that have dedicated their lives to defending the ideals of the United States of America with a full-day ticket for the hop-on and hop-off trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery.

Explore more than 600 acres of hallowed ground that once belonged to George Washington's adopted son, George Washington Parke Custis. In 1857, Custis left the property to his daughter Mary Anna Randolph Custis, when it became the family home for her and her husband Robert E. Lee.

Throughout its history, the grounds have been used for various purposes, including serving as a camp and headquarters for Federal Troops during the Civil War, and as a safe haven for slaves transitioning to freedom after abolition.

Arlington National Cemetery held its first military burial on 13 May 1864, and is now the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families. Honor the men and women who gave their lives in service at 6 strategic stops, with an additional 3 stops on weekend tours.

• Marine Corp War Memorial
• President John F. Kennedy Grave
• US Coast Guard Memorial
• Pershing Grave
• Memorial Amphitheater
• Robert E. Lee Memorial
• Sections 54 and 55 (weekends only)
• Columbarium and Niche Wall (weekends only)
• Section 60 and 9/11 Memorial (weekends only)
Includes
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket
  • On board narration
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center, Arlington, VA 22211

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Monday-Friday the tour is approximately 45-minutes long
• Saturday & Sunday the tour is approximately 1-hour long
• Reservations are not permitted
• The guard changes every hour, on the hour, from October 1 to March 31
• The guard changes every half hour, from April 1 to September 30
• Paid parking is available at Arlington National Cemetery
• Only service animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, are allowed on board the trolleys
• A valid passport or driving license (US residents only) is required for entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. Without this, entry will be refused and no refunds will be issued
• Visitors aged 16 and 17 can present a valid school ID
• Foreign ID cards will not be accepted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 82 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Our trolley docent was so good we stayed on his trolley for the last 3/4s of the tour. The trolleys were running about 15 minutes apart so we never waited long for one at our stop. All of the employees we met were polite. I appreciated their reverence in the cemetery.

August 26, 2019

Glad we decided to do the tour...

However, we should’ve waited to buy the tickets and receive a Military discount. I was under the impression that there was a possibility that they could be sold out but that wasn’t the case. Also, I added the tickets on my phone to my “wallet” however you have to stop and wait in line to get physical tickets so that was kind of useless. The tour itself was nice and I enjoyed the commentary. So much better than our group of 10 (including seniors and children) walking those hills on a hot summers day!

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