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Alexandria National Cemetery

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Address: 1450 Wilkes St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3424
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Beautiful Serene place

Very much enjoyed the narrated tour and the history behind Arlington. I was there for my lodge to participate in laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown. I never get tired of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loretta V
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Lake Dallas, United States

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Lake Dallas, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed the narrated tour and the history behind Arlington. I was there for my lodge to participate in laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown. I never get tired of seeing those young men who guard the tomb. Very humbling experience.

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Brunswick, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting make sure you take time to see the changing of the guards at the tomb of the unknown soldier. It is amazing!

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We've been to DC countless time and never made it across the river to the Cemetery. Wasn't expecting the emotional rush we got while viewing the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We had a leisurely stroll through the Cemetery and found a number of memorials that we found interesting. JFK memorial is a must... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

an off-the-beaten-path "hidden gem" that's not very extensive compared with the enormous Arlington National Cemetery just a couple miles away -- but charming and historic

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Alexandria Cemetery complex is pretty neat but finding this hidden gem of a National Cemetery was a bonus. Men involved in the hunt for John Wilkes Booth after Lincoln's assassination are interred here. It's very quiet and a lovely, lesser known National Cemetery.

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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

I've lived in the area my entire life. I still love going to Arlington on a regular basis, but I approach it from the back side at Ft. Myer. Most visitors don't get to see it from the back unless you have military identification. First of all, this has the best view of the mall and the memorials from atop... More 

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phoenix
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Abe did his speech here. I came for the ingress mission, I stayed for the history. I stayed as long as I could as there was a military funeral going on for retired Lt. Commander Flores, 21 gun salute and everything. There is a new side and an old side. I wish I could have stayed longer, but my ride... More 

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

An amazing place to see where our brave veterans of the different wars are buried. The highlights are the Kennedy grave with the eternal flame. You can also see Robert and Ted Kennedy's tomb near by. The Robert E Lee house at the top of the hill is interesting with many original furnishings. But of course the not be missed... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Clean, quiet and beautifully maintained, the cemetery is in the western portion of the Wilkes Street Cemetery complex. It's a collection of cemeteries dating as part back to 1751. If your into local history do a web search for the complex and Old Town Alexandra history to download a walking tour. It's a few blocks from the subway and boarders... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

In a word: Incredible! Every US citizen should visit at least once. Beautiful peaceful place, lots of lovely trees, flowers... the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was very moving - absolute perfection. We visited in October on a Sunday and there were a lot of people... we bought tickets for the shuttle train, but... More 

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