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Arlington Cemetery access

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Arlington Cemetery access

Is it possible to get a cab at or near the Lincoln Memorial and/ or Arlington Cemetery to take you back and forth across the bridge? Seems like a good time to get Arlington done, as it is so close. I'm just a little concerned about walking over on a day with so much other walking. Anybody know if the cab will be more expensive because it is going outside the District?

Another quick question. Is it worth the time to see the inside of Arlington House while there? We will probably take the Tourmobile and stop there just to see the outside and views. Just wondering if we will have to wait in line and spend a lot of time to see the inside. I'd love to see 100% of everything, but we all know tha's just not possible. Thanks again for all the info.

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1. Re: Arlington Cemetery access

The Arlington House is currently undergoing extensive renovation. They have pictures placed in each room showing what it looked like, but it's not the same as having the period furniture there.

That being said, it takes maybe 15-20 minutes to go through the house. If it's sunny, it's a nice respite.

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There are usually taxis waiting at the side of the Lincoln Memorial. I can't say how thrilled the driver is going to be about a fare involving a 2 minute trip over the Potomac River, but legally they can't refuse the fare.

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3. Re: Arlington Cemetery access

We visited the cemetery about 10 days ago, and were very glad we did. You might not find it as easy to catch a cab on the return, but I'm not sure about this. The Metro Stop is quite close to the cemetery entrance, so you can always go back by Metro. Be sure to go visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The map makes everything seem far, but we found it pretty easy to go to several of the main sights within the cemetery.

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