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Visit the graves of service members, military commanders, and American leaders on a small-group walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery. Pay your respects to President John F. Kennedy and General Sheridan, and see memorials to lost space shuttles, unknown soldiers, the U.S.S. Maine, and Robert E. Lee.
  • Arlington National Cemetery walking tour
  • Visit key graves and memorials
  • See the house of Robert E. Lee
  • Small group tour
  • Led by a local guide
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Semi-Private Walking Tour
Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
Professional Tour Guide
Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
Hotel pickup or drop-off
Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

1 Memorial Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211, USA

Please meet by the gates near the welcome center.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to Arlington National Cemetery, where you’ll meet a guide and group for this small-group tour, limited to eight people for a more personal experience of the site.

Walk between the gravestones of the more than 400,000 service members and their families in Arlington, and learn the stories behind the cemetery’s most famous tombs. See the final resting place of President John F. Kennedy and visit the graves of General William Sheridan, the renowned boxer Joe Louis, an Audie Murphy, one of America's most decorated soldiers.

Visit the memorial to the space shuttles Columbia and Challenger, then see the mast of the U.S.S. Maine, which sank in the Havana Harbor during the Cuban revolt. If possible, you’ll have the chance to watch a Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Before leaving the cemetery, visit the Arlington home of Robert E. Lee, which eventually grew into the 624-acre (253-ha) site that’s still used today.

Throughout the tour of Arlington National Cemetery, the guide will share stories about the site’s history and traditions, for a unique glimpse of United States heritage. This tour concludes at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Arlington National Cemetery
A sobering reminder of the realities of war, the Arlington National Cemetery is a beautiful tribute to over 400,000 service members and their families buried there. Learn about the more famous tombs, like that of President John F. Kennedy. We’ll even explore a few surprising graves, like that of famed boxer Joe Louis. The cemetery is even home to memorials commemorating the disasters of space shuttles Columbia and Challenger. Along with a few carefully selected residents like Audie Murphy , your engaging guide will take you to the Tomb of the Unknowns where you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony. Walk these hallowed grounds to learn how the home of Robert E. Lee, whose Arlington House we’ll visit, became one of the country’s largest national cemeteries.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 3 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 10 people per tour allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Babylon Tours LLC
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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Great destination
, Oct 2021
Arlington was a great place to visit and I would highly recommend the location to anyone visiting the area. However the experience will be highly dependent upon the guide that you or your group is assigned. We were instructed to be at least 10-15 min early, our guide was ~15 min late. Additionally our guide didn’t seem happy when the party discussed the history and stories of the area amongst ourselves.
Excellent Experience
, Oct 2021
Enjoyed all the information our guide gave us. She was very helpful and friendly. Enjoyed the history and historical information that was presented.
Moving Experience
, Sep 2021
Had a wonderful tour, hitting the highlights. Got to see my uncle’s grave after the tour. Changing of the Guard was very special.
Great Experience at Arlington Cemetery lots of history to take in
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide was Awesome! Thank you Tony for such a memorable experience! Tony was such a wealth of knowledge!
Great tour
, Jul 2021
The Arlington National cemetery tour was great. A time to stop and reflect. Brenda, our tour guide was very friendly and informative. Highly recommend this tour.
Great Guide
, Jun 2021
Great guide, we saw way more this way, learned so much we didn't know. The guide customized the tour, helped us get perfectly timed tickets to the Arlington House. She even texted us ahead of time where to meet and what she looked like with good directions. Awesome! Took away all the stress.
, Jun 2021
Fantastic tour with an excellent guide. I would take this tour over and over again. Everyone should take a guided tour.
A tour that is worth your time
, Jun 2021
We booked the Arlington Nat'l Cemetery Walking Tour (Semi Private) with the hope that an intimate learning experience with our school age children would help bridge a connection between their classroom learning and real life. Enter in our tour guide Tony Spadafora! He turned out to be the perfect guide for this tour; tastefully and respectfully offering a wealth of information on not so simple of content. He answered all of our questions with ease, a smile and was never in a hurry. One of the most impressive experiences was that of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He talked w/us in advance of entering the area to observe the silent zone, taught us about the civilian salute, and knew where the best viewing area was to be able to watch closely the white glove check for the oncoming guard. He educated on the variations of tombstones found throughout the cemetery, family burial plots, the Kennedy family plots, we walked part of the Arlington House estate that was open, and he introduced us to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg plot. There is so much to learn on this tour.
Arlington Cemetery Visit
, Jun 2021
Our guide was very knowledgeable and organized. We learned a lot about this important part of American history.
exceeded expectations.
, May 2021
Leigh was terrific. The tour walking was at a good pace but not too demanding. She was extremely well informed on D. C. in general. Her knowledge of the cemetery and its rituals and ceremonies was outstanding enhanced by actually having worked on site. Wonderful gifted guide who made this an uplifting and memorable day.

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