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Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards

Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
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Tour snapshot
Walking tour includes Changing of the Guard
Duration:
90–120 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Make the most of your trip to Arlington National Cemetery on this walking tour. A guide ensures you don’t get lost in the cemetery’s vast grounds, and points out tombstones that most miss when exploring on their own. On the tour, view the changing of the guard ceremony from the best vantage point and pass by Robert E. Lee’s home.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore with a guide: The cemetery’s vast size makes it easy to get lost
  • Small group size ensures a tailored experience
  • Choose from morning or afternoon departure times to fit your schedule
  • Visit important grave sites from politicians to war heroes, including John F. Kennedy
What to expect
Meet your guide outside the main gates of Arlington National Cemetery at the time chosen at checkout. A small group size ensures full attention from your guide. As you pass through green fields dotted with white tombstones, stop at the final resting places of former US presidents, including John F. Kennedy. The guide ensures you don’t get lost in the cemetery’s 624 acres, and points out tombstones you might miss if visiting on your own. Next, make your way to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The tour is timed so that you are able to view the incredible precision of the hourly changing of the guard ceremony. Afterwards, pass by grave sites of Civil War soldiers and officers. The tour ends in the cemetery.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore with a guide: The cemetery’s vast size makes it easy to get lost
  • Small group size ensures a tailored experience
  • Choose from morning or afternoon departure times to fit your schedule
  • Visit important grave sites from politicians to war heroes, including John F. Kennedy
What to expect
Meet your guide outside the main gates of Arlington National Cemetery at the time chosen at checkout. A small group size ensures full attention from your guide. As you pass through green fields dotted with white tombstones, stop at the final resting places of former US presidents, including John F. Kennedy. The guide ensures you don’t get lost in the cemetery’s 624 acres, and points out tombstones you might miss if visiting on your own. Next, make your way to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The tour is timed so that you are able to view the incredible precision of the hourly changing of the guard ceremony. Afterwards, pass by grave sites of Civil War soldiers and officers. The tour ends in the cemetery.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 41377P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2-Hour Arlington Cemetery Guided Walking Tour in Washington DC
  • View the ceremonial Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns
  • Visit some of the cemetery's most important memorials, including the USS Maine Mast Memorial
  • Visit the grave of John F. Kennedy, as well as Jackie Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Edward Kennedy
  • See notable sites such as the graves of Civil War Soldiers
  • Professional Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Arlington National Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Arlington National Cemetery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
  • Entry to Arlington House
Duration
90–120 minutes
Departure details
  • 1 Memorial Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211, USA Meet your guide just outside the visitor’s center on the cemetery side after you pass through security.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This is a walking tour, there will be approximately 2 miles of walking and inclines.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • 2-Hour Arlington Cemetery Guided Walking Tour in Washington DC
  • View the ceremonial Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns
  • Visit some of the cemetery's most important memorials, including the USS Maine Mast Memorial
  • Visit the grave of John F. Kennedy, as well as Jackie Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Edward Kennedy
  • See notable sites such as the graves of Civil War Soldiers
  • Professional Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Arlington National Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Arlington National Cemetery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
  • Entry to Arlington House
Departure details
  • 1 Memorial Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211, USA Meet your guide just outside the visitor’s center on the cemetery side after you pass through security.
Duration
90–120 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This is a walking tour, there will be approximately 2 miles of walking and inclines.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
A note from Arlington National Cemetery Guided Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards
All tours only operate within local allowances and guidelines. Check local restrictions for DC, Arlington National Cemetery, and Arlington, Virginia before planning your trip.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Memorial Ave
    1 Memorial Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211, USA
    Meet your guide just outside the visitor’s center on the cemetery side after you pass through security.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Arlington National Cemetery
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Arlington National Cemetery
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    John F. Kennedy Grave Site
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Steve K
Redmond, WA1 contribution
The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and considerate of his audience and the venue. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wanted extremely detailed and informative historical insight. He controlled and led the 2 hour walking tour very well especially in light of the very hot temperature. He helped us post to the best spot for viewing the highly precise and respectful changing of the guard ceremony.
Written 9 August 2022
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Christy V
Whitby, Canada1 contribution
We felt the tour was fantastic and highly recommend it. The tour took just over 2 hours which was good. Our guide was fantastic and a machine for an older gentleman. He lugged a backpack with frozen waters for everyone through the whole time and it was around 100 degrees F. Hats off to him. He was very engaging, lots of interesting information and made sure everyone was being looked after. I would recommend to everyone as the cemetery is a must see. It is alot of walking up and down hill and steps so be prepared to walk. If you go in August like we did be prepared for temperatures to be very high.
Written 12 August 2022
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Kevin D
East Sussex, UK24 contributions
The tour was excellent , the guide Paul was very easy to listen to and made it interesting would recommend. One tip, don’t walk to Arlington from the surrounding area it was so hot and when you arrive you have another two mile walk.
The tour guide Paul was so god he even had water for those who needed it . A definite asset to the company.
Written 5 June 2022
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Laura B
3 contributions
Couples
We enjoyed our walking tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about many interesting facts. If we would have gone on the tram and tour offered on-site; we would have received a much reduced experience.

I would definitely recommend this tour.
Written 30 May 2022
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Bill M
6 contributions
We would like to say that our tour guide was wonderful! Our tour guide id GREAT! He was able to maintain a great pace the supported the entire group and was extremely knowledgeable answering every question. Well prepared with a backpack full of water and snacks if anyone needed.

This tour was a highlight and our tour guide ensured that.
Thank you!!!
Written 20 April 2022
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JRC24
Springville, UT556 contributions
I cannot begin to tell you how much we enjoyed this tour. Liam has a vast knowledge of the cemetery and knows a lot of the staff that guards the Tomb of the Unknown. I fond myself wanting to hear everything he had to say about the different hero’s that lay in rest in Arlington. I only wish I could remember everything he said. His countless stories of these individuals made me want to go re-visit some history books and learn even more. This is a walking tour and Liam does his best to take the tour through the easiest path and stops where there is shade to rest a bit, but be prepared to do some walking with a few hills. I would love to take this tour again just to retain more information. You may even want to record some of his discussions.
Written 29 August 2021
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JulyHeat2021
3 contributions
Family
Arlington Cemetery is so huge without direction you can easily spend 3-4 hrs walking around aimlessly (I did my first time around). If you purchase the tram it will only take you to two stops (so you will be walking around anyway :)). For these reasons and many more I highly recommend this tour with Liam. He is wealth of knowledge and answers any questions you might have. He guides you in the blazing summer heat (with many breaks and a slow walk for some of the inclines) and takes you to everything you want to see. We had one person who wanted to see their grandparents tombstone and without hesitation Liam found it. Book this now and you will not regret it. Tons of information. The changing of the guard was also great. I can’t recommend this tour enough. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars!
Written 21 July 2021
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Katie P
2 contributions
Family
Liam was amazing! So knowledgeable and energetic. His walking pace was perfect so we weren’t too fatigued after traversing the hilly landscape. He gave incredible insight into what we were seeing. I had been to Arlington Cemetery before but the tour made it feel like a completely new experience. I would absolutely recommend to anyone touring the cemetery whether it’s your first or fiftieth time! Thank you Liam!
Written 6 May 2021
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liamgideon
Thank you for joining me on tour! I am glad you found the pace was comfortable. The amount that we cover can feel daunting and exhausting otherwise.
Written 17 May 2021
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SCS44
New York City, NY5 contributions
This tour with Jim was incredible. He was extremely knowledgeable and helped make our visit to Arlington more meaningful. We were extremely moved by the whole experience and it was an important reminder to our family that freedom is not free. We felt honored to be amongst heroes at this special place.
Written 13 August 2022
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Jessica Y
2 contributions
Our guide was personable, informative and just an overall pleasure. It was a wonderful way to see the main points of Arlington, as well as some off the beaten path treasures that would have possible been overlooked without a professional guide. We were lucky enough to get a full ceremonial changing of the guard and it was beyond moving. HIGHLY recommend!
Written 28 April 2022
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So proud of our country’s history
The guide for the Capital was excellent. It was such a proud moment to be able to walk through the Capital & learn
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Fun Times Ahead
The tour guide was a blast! He was very interactive and shared his own experiences which really made the tour more
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Great capital tour
Liam was extremely knowledgeable. It was easy to find him at the meeting time, and we started on time. He had an
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Capitol Tour
The tour was fantastic. Liam our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the subjects we were seeing. Highly recomm
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Capital tour
Our guide Liam was so informative . We Highly recommend this tour ! It was hot and although little time was spent o
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Eye-opening
If going to Washington and you only have time for „1“ thing, this would be it! Highly informative, astonishing fact
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Excellent tour!
Lyam was an excellent guide. He adapted & switched Library of Congress with the Jefferson Library when it wasn’t ye
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Fascinating Tour
We met our guide (Liam) at the Neptune Fountain in front of the Library of Congress directly behind the Capitol Bui
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We recommend this tour!
Liam was our tour guide—knowledgeable, friendly, was a good experience. We would have liked it better if he would
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Excellent knowledgeable tour
Fantastic tour with Liam. Really knowledgeable and professional and passionate tour guide. Easy to maneuver in to t
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Capitol Hill Walking Tour Worthy of Attention
Liam led a very professional tour, adding a lot of info about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling and lots of histori
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Captivating
Great tour. Liam is very knowledgeable and was able to adapt the tour to the group. We will definitely go back t
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Efficient way to see several monuments.
Good tour with a knowledgable tour guide. The presentation was a little rough around the edges and could be cleaned
Christian F
Christian F
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Family visit to Arlington
What a great way to tour through Arlington cemetery. I have been there many times but learned a ton and made for a
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Poor customer service
We were a no show due to waking up sick. We did not get want to go and spread germs and get others sick. I’ve alrea
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