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Arlington National Cemetery a New Year, a New Way to Experience the Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery, our nation’s most hallowed ground, is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families. In 1864, Arlington was created out of necessity during the American Civil War and has become a national shrine for hundreds of thousands active duty military members and veterans who have served during times of war and times of peace.

We encourage visitors to explore the rich history of those buried here in Arlington National Cemetery.

The history of our nation can be seen every day at Arlington – America's heroes are buried here from every American conflict, from the Revolutionary War to the conflicts of the 21st century. We encourage visitors to explore the rich history of those buried here. Arlington National Cemetery has made it easier for visitors to explore the grounds of the cemetery by expanding its existing bus tour service.

What's new in 2015:

  • Expanded stops that cover a larger portion of the cemetery
  • The ability to pay at stops
  • Discounts for military and veterans
  • Free service for disabled and active duty military in uniform (with valid identification)
  • Free shuttle service for families and friends to visit a gravesite

New discounts for military and veterans

The new vendor will offer discounts for active duty military personnel and veterans. Military personnel in uniform can ride the tour for free. Arlington National Cemetery Tours will accept payment online, in the Welcome Center and at shuttle stops.

New tour routes to explore a greater part of the cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery now has expanded service that includes additional stops near the Ord & Weitzel walking gate, U.S. Army General John Pershing’s gravesite, and the Coast Guard Memorial. Weekend service includes stops near sections 60 and 54/55.

Weekday stops

1. Marine Corps Memorial

2. JFK

3. Coast Guard

4. Pershing

5. Memorial Amphitheater

6. Arlington House

Weekend Stops

1. Marine Corps Memorial

2. JFK

3. Sections 54/55

4. Columbarium Courts and Niche Wall

5. Section 60 and September 11 memorial

6. Coast Guard

7. Pershing

8. Memorial Amphitheater

9. Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

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Author: Courtney Cacatian