Arlington Cemetery and Changing of the Guards guided tour


Enjoy a guided walking tour of the largest and most famous military cemetery in the USA - the final resting place for many of America’s greatest heroes. Your guide will share its stories, history and secrets.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    2.5 hour


  • Highlights
    • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch
    • See the Tomb of the Unknowns where you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony
    • Visit the gravesite of John F. Kennedy
    • See the memorials to the Space Shuttles Columbia and Challenger
    • Choose between Semi-Private group or Private tour options
  • Full description
    Take a guided tour of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for many of America's greatest heroes. Learn about the historical and political background of the cemetery as you explore this sobering reminder of the realities of war.
    During the tour, see Arlington House — the home of General Robert E. Lee — and its grounds. Admire the eternal flame at the tomb of President John F. Kennedy. Learn about the soldier Audie Murphy — one of the most decorated American combat soldiers in World War II.
    Discover the military genius of General William Sheridan and the grave of famed boxer Joe Louis. Visit the Tomb of the Unknowns, where you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony.
    Hear about more modern memorials to the victims of the space shuttles Columbia and Challenge, and find out the story behind the mast of the U.S.S. Maine.
    At the end of your tour, you'll be thankful to your guide for helping you navigate a cemetery set over 624 acres, featuring the graves of...  more
  • Includes
    • Professional, local guide
      2.5-hour walking tour
      Private or small group tour of no more than 10 people
      Wheelchair tours (by request only)
  • Exclude
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
      Food and drinks
      Gratuities (optional)