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Arlington Cemetery Tour

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Arlington National Cemetery & Tomb of The Unknown Soldier Tour

As we are one of a few tour companies in Washington DC to provide this fully guided tour to our guests, it is with profound respect that we view Arlington National Cemetery, as an enduring tribute to those who’ve dedicated their lives to defending the ideals of our nation. Witness The Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where dedicated servicemen from the Elite 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment have guarded this tomb, 24 hours a day since 1937. Also view the Gravesite of President John F. Kennedy, and the eternal flame which sits atop the head of his grave.

A visit here will leave an indelible impression on your spirit.


Weekday Stops


  • President John F. Kennedy Gravesite

    Construction began in 1965 and was completed July 20, 1967. Lighted by Mrs. Kennedy during the funeral, the Eternal Flame burns from the center of a five-foot circular flat-granite stone at the head of the grave.

  • U.S. Coast Guard Memorial

    The U.S. Coast Guard Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery was dedicated May 23, 1928. Architect George Howe and sculptor Gaston Lachaise captured the spirit of the Coast Guard’s legendary steadfastness in the monument’s rock foundation and pyramid design.

  • Pershing Gravesite

    One of the most famous Generals in American History, General John Pershing, played an instrumental part in the First World War. His gravesite is one of the top military themed sites in Arlington.

  • Memorial Amphitheater

    The Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, was dedicated on May 15, 1920. Many consider the services at Arlington’s Memorial Amphitheater to be the nation’s official ceremonies to honor all American service members who serve to keep the United States free.

  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater.

  • Arlington House

    On a Virginia hillside rising above the Potomac River and overlooking Washington, D.C., stands Arlington House. The 19th-century mansion, Upon the authority of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, Brig. Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army, appropriated the grounds June 15, 1864, for use as a military cemetery. Mansion will be closed from March 19 through fall 2019.

  • Ord & Weitzel (Iwo Jima Memorial Outside Gate)

    The United States Marine Corps War Memorial, better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial depicts one of the most historic battles of World War II.


Additional Stops on Weekends:


  • Sections 55 and 59

    Sections 55 and 59, the first stop on the weekend route, show us that Arlington National Cemetery is still a very active cemetery conducting up to 30 funerals each day, Monday through Saturday.

  • Columbarium and Niche Wall

    The Columbarium is designed for cremated remains only, with niches in the walls of the various courts to hold the cremated and inured remains.

  • Pentagon Group Burial Marker – 9/11 Memorial

    At Arlington National Cemetery, A five sided granite group marker was placed over the gravesite for the final remains of the 184 victims of the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon. On the five panels are the names, arranged alphabetically, of all those that perished in the Pentagon or on American Airlines Flight 77.


  • Comfortable Tour Vehicles

  • President John F. Kennedy Gravesite

    Arlington Cemetery Tour President John F. Kennedy Gravesite
  • U.S. Coast Guard Memorial

    Arlington Cemetery Tour Coast Guard Memorial
  • Pershing Gravesite

    Arlington Cemetery Tour John Perishing Gravesite
  • Memorial Amphitheater

    Arlington Cemetery Tour Memorial Amphitheater
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Arlington Cemetery Tour Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Arlington House

    Arlington Cemetery House
  • Ord Weitzel Gate

    Arlington Cemetery Tour Ord Weitzel Gate
  • Iwo Jima Memorial

    Iwo Jima Memorial- DC Bus Tours Washington
  • Sections 55 and 59

    Arlington Cemetery Tour Section 55
  • Columbarium and Niche Wall

    Arlington Cemetery Tour Columbarium Niche Wall
  • Pentagon Group Burial Marker

    Arlington Cemetery Tour Pentagon Group Burial Marker

Tour Benefits


  • Aboard the continuous 45-60 minute loop, you’ll have the opportunity to disembark and explore.
  • The tour makes 7 stops on weekdays and 10 on weekends.
  • Relax on our comfortable tour vehicles as you journey through history.
  • Learn about the cemetery’s history, the heroes who rest there, and other stories from your knowledgeable guide.
  • You’ll be transported to notable graves and memorials.

Also Hop on/ Hop Off at these additional stops


  • The White House
  • National Archives
  • Union Station
  • U.S. Capitol
  • Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
  • Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art – Smithsonian Castle
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • FDR Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • National Museum of American History
  • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
  • Newseum
  • National Portrait Gallery

Timing


  • Tours depart from the Welcome Center: 1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • Tour Times:
    April – September: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Last tour departs at 6:00 pm.
    October – March: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Last tour departs at 4:00 pm.
  • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:
    April – September: Every half hour.
    October – March: Every hour on the hour.

Additional schedule information


  • Veterans Day, November 11:
    We will be providing transportation for special services at the Cemetery. Tours will not start until approximately 1 pm.

Pricing


  • $59 Adults
  • $39 Children (4-12)
  • FREE Children under 4

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