More than four million visitors come to Arlington National Cemetery each year to pay respects to the more than 300,000 whose final resting place is among the white grave marker landscape.
Many visitors come to attend the graveside services of loved ones, which averages 28 each day at Arlington. The Visitors Center at the cemetery entrance offers guests a chance to acquainted with the grounds with maps, guide books, exhibits, interesting information, a bookstore and restrooms.
Veterans from all American conflicts are buried at the cemetery, from American Revolution soldiers through those lost during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 3,800 former slaves are also buried at the cemetery, which headstones bearing the word "Citizen" or "Civilian." Two of the most visited sites at the cemetery are the Tomb of the Unknowns, and the John F. Kennedy Grave Site.
The following activities include admission to Arlington National Cemetery:
The Narrated Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour is an adventure that allows you to see the major attractions in Washington DC with the convenience of being able to hop on and off as much as you like in a one- or two-day time period.
The following tours visit Arlington National Cemetery: