Arlington National Cemetery

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Arlington House during the war

Located across the Potomac River from the National Mall in Washington DC in Arlington VA 22211
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This famous national shrine was created during the Civil War on the estate once owned by Robert E. Lee. Burials began in 1864 near the front porch of Lee's home, Arlington House. The cemetery now is known worldwide for its many features including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and J.F. Kennedy's grave. Tours of Arlington House, restored to Lee's time there, are offered by NPS rangers.

Cemetery open daily but hours vary slightly by season (at least 8 am-5 pm).
Arlington House is open daily but hours vary slightly by season (at least 9:30 am-4:30 pm).
Admission to both the cemetery and Arlington House is free, but there is a fee for parking at the cemetery.

877-907-8585
arlingtoncemetery.mil (Cemetery)
nps.gov/arho (Arlington House)




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