Private Walking Tour of Arlington National Cemetery

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Reservation System:
API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: Washington
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Wander the grounds of Arlington National Ceremony
Learn about General Robert E. Lee's home and its history
Discover the tombs of iconic American figures
See the unmissable Changing of the Guard ceremony
See the Women in Military Service for America Memorial
Summary
Explore the beautiful commemorative grounds of the Arlington National Cemetery
Description

While Arlington National Cemetery is one of the capital's most famous places, it often takes walking the endless rows of white graves to remember the human cost of the nation’s freedom. Arlington serves as the final resting place for over 400,000 service members, and is best seen with a private guide with intimate knowledge of the stories of those buried here. During this inspirational three-hour tour, you will learn the stories of the military heroes, states-people and presidents who have been buried in the cemetery in its over 150 year history.

* Wander the grounds of **Arlington National Ceremony** 
* Learn about **General Robert E. Lee's home and its history during and after the Civil War** 
* Discover the tombs of iconic American figures, including **President John F. Kennedy**, **Robert F Kennedy,** **General George Marshall**, **Chief Justice William Rehnquist**, and **General William Sheridan** 
* Visit the memorials dedicated to the victims of the space shuttles **Columbia** and **Challenger** 
* See the unmissable **Changing of the Guard ceremony** at the **Tomb of the Unknown Soldier**

A sobering reminder of the realities of war, but a stunningly beautiful tribute, the Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place of over nearly half a million service members and their families. Your tour begins at the **Women in Military Service for America Memorial**, where you will learn about the astounding efforts of women in service of the military and how servicewomen came to have a dedicated space in Arlington. Your tour then continues with the stories of General Marshall, Chief Justice Rehnquist and Army General Bradley, while visiting their final resting places. From there, you will learn about **General Robert E. Lee**, the previous owner of these grounds who inhabited **Arlington House.**

You will also explore lesser known graves, including famed boxer Joe Lewis and the astronauts of the space shuttles Columbia and Challenger. Following this, your guide will take you to the highlight of the tour for many—The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where you will be able to see a **Changing of the Guard** ceremony and hear the harrowing efforts undertaken to uncover the identities of the nation’s fallen soldiers whose bodies have never been identified.

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group.
Plenty of time to take memorable photos.
Excluded Food and drink, though your guide will be happy to recommend places to stop along the route.
Hotel pick up, we do recommend a centrally located start point
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Kids under 4 are free
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday 10:00, 14:00
Monday 10:00, 14:00
Tuesday 10:00, 14:00
Wednesday 10:00, 14:00
Thursday 10:00, 14:00
Friday 10:00, 14:00
Saturday 10:00, 14:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 38.88307, -77.065517
Address: Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Centre, Arlington, Virginia
Notes:
Start Location Notes Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Centre, Arlington, Virginia
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Centre, Arlington, Virginia
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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