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Arlington Tours

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Silence and Respect at Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery is an enduring tribute to those who’ve dedicated their lives to defending the ideals of our nation. A visit here will leave an indelible impression on your spirit.

Tours depart from Welcome Center: 8:30am – 4:00pm.
Open 363 days a year. Wreaths Across America: December 15, 2023: Tours from 8:30am to 12pm. Closed: December 16, 2023.

Special Operating hours:
Memorial Day and  Veterans Day: Tours begin at 2:00pm.

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Cemetery Information

Arlington National Cemetery is open 365 days a year.


  • Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

General Admission

ADULTS $19.50
CHILDREN(Ages 4-12) $10.75
SENIORS(Ages 65+) $15.00
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ADULTS(with Valid Military ID) $8.75
CHILDREN(Ages 4-12) $5.25
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ADULTS $15.50
CHILDREN(Ages 4-12) $9.00
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Tomb Guard at Arlington National Cemetery


  • October 1 - March 31 The guard is changed every hour on the hour.
  • April 1 - September 30 The guard is changed every half hour.

Visitors with Disabilities

Handicap accessible vehicles and assisted listening devices are available upon request. Those with a valid disability placard or a proof of disability documentation will be able to ride the interpretive bus service at no cost with one companion. Sign language interpretation of tours is also available upon request provided that one week notice is given. We recommend tour visitors in wheelchairs to be accompanied by someone to assist them.

All visitors 16 years of age and older must present a valid state or government-issued photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Visitors 16 and 17-years-old may present a school-issued identification for entry. We accept most major credit/debit cards.
Explore the Rich History
From the Comfort of our tour vehicles
Hop On Hop Off Tours

A vacation to Washington D.C. would not be complete without visiting Arlington National Cemetery. Spread across 639 acres of rolling hills and beautiful gardens, this historic landmark is about 4 times the size of the National Mall and offers an exclusive tour service for guests looking to see the entire property in a manageable amount of time. Daily tours begin at the Welcome Center. A 45-minute loop gives visitors the chance to hop on and off at a variety of key points of interest. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience one of the most informative and awe-inspiring tours in Washington D.C.

Experienced Tour Guides

During the last 30 years, Historic Tours of America has educated hundreds of cast members and tour guides about the history of Washington D.C. It is truly an honor to be the official tour operator of Arlington National Cemetery and you won’t find a more dedicated staff of tour guides in the Nation’s Capital. Before, during, and after your tour, we’ll be available to answer questions and share some of the most interesting details of this national landmark.

Changing Of The Guard

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded 24/7/365 by volunteer Sentinels from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment headquartered at Fort Myer, VA.  Everyday at the top of the hour, a special ceremony is conducted to honor all American service members who are “Known But to God.” During the summer months, the ceremony is conducted on the half hour. This is one of seven stops on the guided tour and is definitely a must see for anyone visiting Washington D.C.

Monuments & Memorials

Touring historic landmarks is at the top of everyone’s list of things to do in Washington D.C. while on vacation. The National Mall has an amazing array of monuments to visit; but it’s definitely not the only place to experience the history of our country. Home to 30 different memorials and monuments, Arlington National Cemetery is an enduring tribute to the men and women who have served in the armed forces.


We’ve got several options to choose from to help you maximize your time in DC

Arlington National Cemetery Tours - General Admission

picture of arlington national cemetery vehicle driving past arlington house and tombstones in foreground
  • Tours depart every 30 minutes
  • 6 stops on weekdays and 9 stops on weekends
  • Relax on our comfortable tour vehicles
  • Learn about the cemetery's history and heroes from knowledgeable guides
  • Be transported to notable graves and memorials
  • Hop on and off at a variety of key points of interest
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Washington DC Trolley Tour & Arlington Cemetery Tour Package

Washington DC trolley tour and Arlington National Cemetery Tours
  • Old Town Trolley Tours:
  • Hop On & Off at 15 Old Town Trolley Stops
  • Fully Narrated Tour of Washington DC
  • Includes separate ticket to Arlington National Cemetery Tour:
  • Make your way to Arlington Cemetery to begin your second tour
  • 6 stops on weekdays and 9 stops on weekends

Monuments by Moonlight & Arlington National Cemetery Tour Package

Monuments by Moonlight Tour in Washington DC and Arlington National Cemetery Tours
  • Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour:
  • See the city’s most popular monuments in a different light
  • Stops at Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial, FDR, Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials
  • Arlington National Cemetery Tour:
  • Tours depart every 30 minutes
  • 6 stops on weekdays and 9 stops on weekends