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Hours of Operation change April 1; Changing of the Guard takes place every 30 minutes

April 01, 2015

Arlington National Cemetery's hours of operation change today. From April 1 to September 30, the cemetery is open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the Changing of the Guard will occur every half hour.

“Remember the Maine!!!” Special exhibit and tour commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the USS Maine Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery

March 13, 2015

As part of the 100th anniversary of the USS Maine Memorial dedication at Arlington National Cemetery, we have created a Spanish-American War exhibit and walking tour.

UPDATED: Construction on flagstone walkway near Memorial Amphitheater; please follow detours

February 02, 2015
Construction is now taking place on a portion of the circular flagstone walkway that runs directly around the Memorial Amphitheater on the southside. This work will affect access to the public restrooms and access to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for those with disabilities.

Tips for scheduling funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery

January 30, 2015

Arlington schedules services based on available cemetery and military resources. On average, we conduct between 27 and 30 funeral services each week day, eight of which are services with military honors consisting of a military escort, band and caisson if available. There are up to six committal services with military honors an hour, five times a day. Saturday services are also available for placements and services for cremated remains that do not require military honors or military chaplain support. On average, we conduct between 8 and 10 services on Saturdays. We receive approximately 32 new requests a day to schedule a service at Arlington National Cemetery. This is in addition to requests for information and changes for services that we are working to schedule.

UPDATED: Upgrades to Public Restrooms at Welcome Center, temporary restrooms in place until April 2015

January 08, 2015
The Welcome Center restrooms at Arlington National Cemetery are undergoing upgrades and repairs and are unavailable for public use from Nov. 15, 2014 until approximately the March 2015 timeframe. During this time, temporary restrooms are located in modular trailers next to the Welcome Center: one trailer is located on the north side (the side near the main entrance off Memorial Avenue) and one trailer is located on the west side (the side near the interpretative bus tours).