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Visiting Arlington National Cemetery with Kids

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Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most visited sites on a trip to Washington, DC. However, with its meaningful and somber story it can be overwhelming for younger visitors. Don’t let that stop you from sharing the stories and history of this incredible place to visit and learn. From our DC Tourism Guide, with […]

1, 2, & 3 Day Itinerary for Washington DC

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Use our 1, 2, & 3 Day Itinerary for Washington, DC suggestions to help plan your quick trip to the city. It’s hard to see everything DC has to offer but you can make the most of a weekend trip with our suggestions below. Check out our Guide to Things to Do in DC, with […]

Off the Beaten Track at Arlington National Cemetery

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There is so much to see at Arlington National Cemetery and though our 2.5 hour Arlington National Cemetery tours cover the highlights, there are many off the beaten track sites to see. Some of these sites are covered on our self guided walking tours: Arlington National Cemetery Self Guided Tour Notable Women Buried in Arlington […]

Montgomery Meigs: Visionary and Patron of Arlington National Cemetery

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The founding of Arlington National Cemetery followed a tumultuous four years as the country was embroiled in civil war. While many people and events helped to establish Arlington, none were more influential in the effort than Brigadier General Montgomery Meigs. During the Civil War, Meigs served as the Quartermaster General for the Union Army. He […]

Arlington National Cemetery FAQs

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There are many questions that guests on our Arlington National Cemetery walking tour. Below are some of the most commonly asked. Arlington National Cemetery FAQs: What is Arlington National Cemetery? Arlington National Cemetery was not the first national cemetery in the United States created for our fallen soldiers, nor is it the largest. It is, […]

Guide to Symbols and Emblems of Arlington National Cemetery Headstones

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The Department of Army that runs Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), in keeping with Department of Veteran Affairs protocols, only allows certain graphics on government issues headstones. As you walk through the cemetery on one of our self guided tours or with our guided walking tour, you can use the guide below to understanding the basics […]

Self Guided Tour: Black History of Arlington National Cemetery

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The simple white marble headstones lined up in rows across Arlington National Cemetery are arranged without regard to rank, gender, branch of military or race. The cemetery however began in a time of slavery, through segregation and discrimination. Many of the men and women buried in Arlington National Cemetery broke through barriers and boundaries to […]

Self-Guided Tour: Notable Women Buried in Arlington National Cemetery

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Women in the military can seem like a modern advancement, but as these women show – we’ve had women nurses, doctors, and officers sacrifice in every war. There are many more women buried in Arlington National Cemetery, from wives of great Generals, to combat pilots who were killed in action. This self guided tour takes […]

Sunset Parade at Marine Corps Memorial

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Every summer the Marine Corps hosts a weekly Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial (also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial). The tradition began in 1956, two years after the dedication of the memorial, and has continued ever since. The parade includes musical performances by “The Commandant’s Own,” the Marine Drum and Bugle […]

Netherlands Carillon

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As a thank you for the assistance during World War II, the people of Netherlands, from all over the country, joined together to raise funds and commission a bell tower. While the project garnered overwhelming support, it would take time to cast the bells. In 1952 during a visit to Washington, DC, Queen Juliana of […]