Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Join us on our Arlington National Cemetery Tour as we take a walk through American history and honor our nation’s military and war heroes. This 2.5 hour walking tour includes stops at President JFK’s grave site, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where you will witness the time honored tradition of the Changing of Guard Ceremony, and Arlington House – the home and National Memorial of General Robert E. Lee. We don’t just show you the sites: we tell you the stories. Come along on this family-friendly tour of one of this nation’s most sacred grounds.

Arlington Cemetery Tour

Other sights and topics we cover on the Arlington National Cemetery Tour include:

  • 3rd Regiment Tomb Guards
  • Memorial Amphitheater
  • Grave sites of Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy and President Kennedy
  • USS Maine Memorial
  • Columbia and Challenger Space Shuttle Memorials
  • Iran Rescue Mission Memorials
  • and much more

Some of the topics covered include this history of the Custis-Lee family and Robert E. Lee’s connection to Arlington National Cemetery and the criteria used for ground burial.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.

Where: Tour meets at the entry gate of the pedestrian entrance on the Northern side outside of the Visitor Center.  Use our Google map for directions to and from the tour.  Look for your guide in orange with the DC by Foot logo! NOTE: Guests interested in traveling with the car-sharing service Uber are invited to use exclusive promo code “DCbyFoot” for a free $20 credit added to their new user account!

Duration: Approx. 2.5 hours and 1.5 miles. Includes uphill walking. This tour does have some unpaved walkways and stairs and cannot accommodate wheelchairs or strollers.

When: View our Calendar.  If you can’t make our walking tours, consider downloading our self-guided Arlington Cemetery audio tour for free.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

Start/End: Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Center (map)
Closest Metro: Arlington National Cemetery (Blue)