Arlington Cemetery Tour: Witness Guard Changing Ceremony
1,766 Ratings
Experience the awe-inspiring Guard Changing Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Explore the final resting place of President John F. Kennedy and discover the rich history of this iconic landmark on a guided walking tour.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Arlington National Cemetery - Meet your guide at the Welcome Center of Arlington National Cemetery 15 minutes before tour departure time.
  • Arlington National Cemetery - Learn the history of Arlington National Cemetery, visit the Civil War sections, and learn about key figures in American history as you visit their graves.
  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - View the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, a highly ritualized ceremony by the US Army 3rd Infantry.
  • John F. Kennedy Grave Site - Visit the grave of John F. Kennedy, as well as Jackie Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Edward Kennedy.
What's Included
  • 2-Hour guided walking tour of Arlington Cemetery in Washington DC
  • View the ceremonial Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns
  • Visit the graves of John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Edward Kennedy
  • Explore notable sites including graves of Civil War Soldiers
  • See important memorials like the USS Maine Mast Memorial
  • Professional tour guide to lead the way and share insights
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
  • Entry to Arlington House
Additional Information

Maximize your visit to Arlington National Cemetery with our 2-hour, expert-led walking tour. Honour the memory of President John F. Kennedy, witness the poignant Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and take a deep dive into American history by exploring civil war graves and various historical figures. Accompany a seasoned local guide to experience all that Arlington Cemetery provides.

  • This is a walking tour, there will be approximately 2 miles of walking and inclines and stairs.
  • Tour runs rain or shine.
1 Memorial Ave
Memorial Avenue
Meet your guide just outside the visitor’s center on the cemetery side after you pass through security.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Feb 24, 2024
Excellent experience and company - Bob was an.Excellent, knowledgeable, friendly Guide.we Loved all the facts he was able to give us. The tour was well run and we loved it
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Feb 23, 2024
The walking tour of Arlington Cemetery was well worth it. - The tour was very well done. Our guide Jim was very knowledgeable. The sheer breadth of the place is mind boggling. It was so interesting to hear about the different people buried there. And the guarding of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guard was both interesting and very touching. Would definitely recommend.
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Feb 22, 2024
Exceptional! - Jim was an exceptional tour guide. He knew so much about the little things that make this place extraordinary. He knew the best spots to see the changing of the guard as well.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 20, 2024
Learned so much today - Our family and friends had a great visit at Arlington. We learned so much and really enjoyed our guide and his history knowledge.
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Feb 19, 2024
A must see while in Washington DC - We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hours in Arlington National Cemetary. Our guide Alan was very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job of keeping us moving along while answering ALL of our many questions. This is a place every American should visit in their lifetime. There is paid parking and a gift shop where you can purchase water but no food so eat before you come.
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Feb 19, 2024
Educational and sobering experience! - Our tour guide Derek was a wealth of knowledge and made the tour very entertaining and educational. Definitely recommend!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 17, 2024
Allen, our tour guide,... - Allen, our tour guide, was very informative and made it very enjoyable. Told interesting stories and answered all questions that were asked. He was very knowledgeable.
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Feb 12, 2024
Great tour! - This was a great tour. Jim was our guide, and he was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!
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Feb 11, 2024
A must do tour for locals and visitors alike - Whether you’ve been to Arlington a million times or are a first time visitor, we would highly recommend this tour. Jim was full of interesting info and stories of some of the well known and not so well known people buried here. He also positioned us in the perfect spot to watch the changing of the guards. His love of Arlington National Cemetery shines through and makes this place even more special.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 10, 2024
Arlington - Had an amazing tour guide Allen was very informative. The changing of the guard was incredible to see.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024