Washington DC

Arlington National Cemetery Walking Tour & Changing of the Guards

Arlington, United States
Arlington National Cemetery 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

From US$55.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the moving Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns on a guided walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery. Be perfectly placed for good views of the moving ceremony, then continue to some of the cemetery's most important gravesites and memorials, including places dedicated to John F. Kennedy, the USS Maine, Second World War soldier Audie Murphy, and more, learning the fascinating history of the cemetery as you walk.
  • Guided Walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns
  • Visit important grave sites from politicians to war heroes, including John F. Kennedy
  • Pass by the former home of Robert E. Lee
  • Group size limited to 15 to ensure personal service
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day

What's Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
  • Entry to Arlington House

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Arlington National Cemetery

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Arlington National Cemetery

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

John F. Kennedy Grave Site

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a walking tour, there will be approximately 2 miles of walking and inclines and stairs.
  • Tour runs rain or shine.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Wear comfy shoes as we covered a lot of ground!
It is well paced as it is hilly and recommend taking water ( there are drinking fountains).
Be prepared - it is a lot of walking but at a good pace for all ages.


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Okay but could be better
Fred_P, Sept 2023
A lot of walking. Better to take the trolly and get out at each site. Didn't get to do Lee's house as the group wasn't taken there and we were too tired to go back. Beware, there is a $20 parking charge that isn't mentioned.
Walking Tour
CL_F, Sept 2023
Cameron was a very knowledgeable guide. Tour met expectations. The walking tour might be much if you are 60+.
Walking tour
Margo_L, Sept 2023
It was an amazing tour. Our tour guide Kevin was very knowledgeable and we leaner more than I thought we would
Excellent & Informative Tour! Highly Recommend!
Diane_R, Sept 2023
“Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier” changing of guards was the highlight of the tour! Their honor to the unknowns is beautiful!
Outstanding! Highly recommend!
Sherry_B, Sept 2023
Our guide, Derrick, was OUTSTANDING! So knowledgeable and offered great insight. The Tomb of the Unknown and JFK were very moving. Highly recommend!
Highly recommend this tour company!
Kimberly_B, Sept 2023
This is a great tour! If you are looking for something that gives you good historical knowledge outside of things you can read online, this tour is for you. Allen was so knowledgeable!! if I could give more than five stars, I would!
Shauna_R, Sept 2023
Liam was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We enjoyed every minute! Well worth it! Group was small and allowed for easy conversation and questions.
Our guide was very...
Cheryl_S, Sept 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and took great care of us in that tremendous heat in DC that day. It was a private walking tour for just the two of us and our guide showed us the highlights and even more!
Nice tour
Linda_H, Sept 2023
Learning about different people barrier there. It was interesting . I don’t enjoy being forced to write more
Informative, Fun, Amazing!
Phyllis_O, Sept 2023
Allen was so genuine and you could tell he was very passionate about the history of Arlington. We were very moved by what we saw, BUT it was how Allen presented it. Very kind! Thank you Allen! From the lady who also heard about John Kennedy's death while sitting at my desk in 4th grade.
Arlington National Cemetery Guided Tour
Ashley_B, Sept 2023
I enjoyed my full experience. The cemetery tour was a little over 2 hrs, but it didn’t not feel that at all. Derrick was very knowledgeable, I highly recommend his tour.
Derrick was an excellent guide at Arlington
dwrd1, Sept 2023
Derrick was an excellent guide, very informative and engaging. This was a fantastic guided walking tour.
Highly recommend this...
Marelize_B, Sept 2023
Highly recommend this walking tour of Arlington. Great way to explore the cemetery and learn the history and interesting stories behind some of the people buried there. Liam was a great guide!
A must see!!
Melissa_F, Sept 2023
Jim was an excellent tour guide. So many great stories. We learned a lot..very humbling experience. Well worth the extra money for a small group tour.
Jim made this experience one to remember!
Stephanie_B, Sept 2023
Jim was excellent! There are too many things that we liked because we all left with facts that we didn’t know before.
Irosha_R, Aug 2023
Our guide Jim was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to keep the interest of both the adults and my two ll year old twins. I would absolutely recommend these tour guides.
Arlington cemetery walking tour
Julie_D, Aug 2023
We found Derrick to be very approachable and he had an incredible knowledge of the history of Arlington cemetery and the US military campaigns. The walking was easy and we enjoyed the Changing of the Guard ceremony. We can highly recommend this tour.
Susan_H, Aug 2023
The Tomb of the Unknown and changing of the guard. Our tour guide was so informative and friendly. The vastness of the cemetary was mind blowing. While touring, there was a funeral taking place. Hearing the 21 gun salute broke my heart.
Powerful Experience
Helen_G, Aug 2023
The changing of the guards ceremony and John Kennedy and brothers grave site- these both were very moving - Allen our guide was very knowledgeable and kept the walk going at a smooth pace - he spoke clear and loud enough for all of us hear- he was a great guide
Fantastic experience
Chasity_B, Aug 2023
All of it! Our tour guide was amazing! His knowledge of the history of Arlington was unreal. The trolly guests even stopped and listed to us at one point.

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