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Visitor Information

More than four million people visit the cemetery annually, many coming to pay final respects at graveside services, of which nearly 100 are conducted each week, Monday through Friday.

A first stop on a trip to the cemetery should include the Visitors Center, located by the cemetery entrance, where maps, guidebooks, exhibits, information services (to include grave locations), a bookstore and restrooms can be found. Please note that the cemetery does not provide wheelchairs or strollers and if you require this service you will need to bring your own.

Before your visit, take time to acquaint yourself with Arlington National Cemetery through links from this page or elsewhere on our Web site.

Family and friends must provide their own transportation for funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery. Family and friends will be required to drive from the administration building or chapel to the gravesite.


Hours, parking, mass transit, directions, maps, grave locations, and disabled access... More

News and Updates

Current news and helpful updates about the cemetery here .

Arlington National Cemetery Facts

Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it were designated officially as a military cemetery June 15, 1864...  More

The Memorial Amphitheater

The Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., was dedicated on May 15, 1920. While many ceremonies are conducted throughout the country...  More

The Tomb of the Unknowns

The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and has never been officially named. The Tomb of the Unknowns stands...  More

Monuments and Memorials

While every government-issue headstone is its own monument and its own memorial, Arlington National Cemetery has points of special interest for the visitor, from the Eternal Flame of the Kennedy grave and the mast of the USS Maine to a cairn to victims of the Lockerbie, Scotland, ....   More

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