We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: Tours & Tickets

All photos (1,353)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“every hour”(122 reviews)
“moving ceremony”(65 reviews)
“guard ceremony”(142 reviews)
Guarded around the clock by the Army's 3rd infantry, this memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honors unidentified American soldiers from the two World Wars and the Korean War.
Certificate of Excellence
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
This attraction is at Ronald Reagan National Airport
+1 877-907-8585
Improve This Listing
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Tours and Tickets
from US$30.00
More Info
from US$85.00
More Info
from US$68.99
More Info
from US$135.00
More Info
from US$69.99
More Info
from US$65.00
More Info
from US$79.00
More Info
from US$49.00
More Info
from US$59.00
More Info
from US$1,099.00
More Info
from US$340.00
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (3,993)
Filter reviews
3,622 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews every hour moving ceremony guard ceremony unknown soldier honor guard arlington cemetery these men wreath laying an american awe inspiring their lives humbling experience ultimate sacrifice dc area unknowns respect precision
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 3,622 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Guarded 24/7 365 by the Army. You can stand or sit on the steps and watch the guard, 21 steps, followed by 21 second pause each way . They change guards every half hour in the summer , every hour in the fall and winter,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tim R
Reviewed yesterday

This site was on our to do list. The visitors stayed respectful and we toured the museum also. We witnessed a couple of groups that had the honor to place a few wreaths at the tomb. The Guard follows an old tradition and made me...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TCzones
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived just before the changing of the guard and 2 wreath laying ceremonies. One of the schools who brought a wreath was from Dallas. We 1st thought that the best view would be from the upper balcony. But then we realized that there was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mariapM351ZI
Reviewed yesterday

We were visiting for the first time. Luckily we were at the changing of the guard during a special wreath laying ceremony by the Secret Service. It lasted about 35 minutes with the star spangled banner played by the band. Before you go research and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Culture737780
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely amazing to see. I really appreciate what these guys are doing. A must see on your visit to the cemetery and DC. You have to go through security when you get there to the cemetery. There is about a 20 minute (at times) uphill...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Russell3939
Reviewed 2 days ago

So moving. Changing of the guard. Could have heard a pin drop. Road train drops off at this point. Allow 30 minutes at least for this stop.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank christineB6723DO
Reviewed 6 days ago

When you go to the Arlington Cemetery make sure you don't miss this. When we went this event happens on the hour. Get there roughly 10 - 15 minutes before the start so you get a good seat. When I visited they swapped out the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ellenfam
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Tomb of the Unknown Solider in Arlington VA is an experience in how our country has been protected by our military. The precision in which these soldiers march is unbelievable. Always bring your camera. wear your comfortable shoes and most of all, be respectful...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Carole D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Squeezed in Arlington cemetery on a Sunday afternoon at 4pm which left just about enough time to witness the last changing of the guard at 5pm after which visitors are asked to leave the site pronto. Arriving before 3pm allows you to make the most...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank verhulstkarl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This speaks for itself. An absolute must if you're in the area. Plenty of viewing room. An honor really. Seeing the Honor Flight Serviceman was humbling.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 373rhonda
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 52 nearby hotels
Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
1,266 reviews
.69 km away
Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
1,090 reviews
.76 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Reagan National Airport Hotel
1,460 reviews
.80 km away
Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2,643 reviews
.80 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,060 nearby restaurants
Legal Sea Foods
244 reviews
.17 km away
Matsutake Sushi
32 reviews
.36 km away
CAVA Mezze Grill
38 reviews
.25 km away
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
14 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 154 nearby attractions
Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
865 reviews
.00 km away
Synetic Theater
36 reviews
.73 km away
Crystal City Water Park
12 reviews
.79 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Bylon H
28 June 2019|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from ScubaMinds | Reviewed this property |
No. Entrance to the cemetery is no cost.
9 April 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from PhiBetaC | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee to go into the cemetery. The changing of the guard is a short walk away. You do not have to get on the tour trolley, however once you have paid the entrance fee why NOT take the trolly. It is included. I do... More
9 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Free parking is nonexistent on the East Coast in general. If you are on a timetable, bite the bullet and park at Arlington.