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.
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.
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.