Directions

From the South

Drive north on I-95. Near the Capital Beltway, I-95 will merge with I-495.

Do NOT merge onto I-495. Continue traveling north on I-395 north toward Washington, D.C.

Take exit 8-B (Arlington National Cemetery exit) to Route 27.

Stay in the left lane until reaching the traffic circle (on the Virginia side of the Memorial Bridge). Bear right in the left hand lane around the traffic circle to Memorial Drive. You will see the Arlington House on the hill ahead.

*Note: Between the hours of 6 a.m. - 9 a.m., the United States Park Police barricades the section of Memorial Circle that connects with the west bound lanes of Route 27. Click for alternate routes to use during these hours.

Click here for instructions once you arrive on Memorial Drive.

From the North

Drive south on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD – 295) or south on I-95 until you reach to the Capital Beltway (I-495).

You can travel on either I-95 or on I-495.

If you follow I-95, stay on the Beltway to I-395 north and then take exit 8-B (Arlington National Cemetery exit) to Route 27. Stay in the left lane until reaching the traffic circle (on the Virginia side of the Memorial Bridge). Bear right in the left hand lane around the traffic the circle to Memorial Drive. You will see the Arlington House on the hill ahead.

*Note: Between the hours of 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. weekdays, the United States Park Police barricades the section of Memorial Circle that connects with the west bound lanes of Route 27. Click for alternate routes to use during these hours.

If you follow I-495, stay on the Beltway to the George Washington Parkway. Continue on the GW Parkway and then take the Arlington Cemetery-Memorial Bridge exit. Merge left with the traffic exiting from Route 110. At the stop sign, make a left onto Memorial Drive. Click here for instructions once you arrive on Memorial Drive.

From the West

Follow Route 66 east to exit 73 for Lee Highway.

Follow Lee Highway to Fort Myer Drive. Make a right on to Fort Myer Drive. Follow Fort Myer Drive, and immediately after passing over a bridge, make a left on Route 50.

The Iwo Jima Memorial will be to your right. Follow Route 50 and stay in the right hand lane.

Exit onto George Washington Parkway and stay in the right hand lane. Follow the GW Parkway until you see a sign for Arlington National Cemetery. Take the exit to Arlington National Cemetery and stay to your left. At the stop sign, make a left turn onto Memorial Drive. See the directions for arriving on Memorial Drive.

On Memorial Drive

There will be a security guard who will be directing all traffic into the Welcome Center parking facility.

If you are visiting the cemetery for a funeral, stay to the right on Memorial Drive and inform the security guard that you are attending a funeral. Please provide the name of the decedent to the guard.

If you are going to a service at the Administration Building, please continue on Memorial Drive as instructed by the guard.

If you are attending a chapel service prior to a funeral, you will not be able to drive to the Old Post Chapel or Memorial Chapel on Joint-Base Myer-Henderson Hall from Arlington National Cemetery without DoD decals on your vehicle and the appropriate identification (government-issued photo ID, valid driver license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance). All vehicles without DoD decals must enter through JBM-HH Hatfield, Wright or Henderson Hall gates.

For more information and directions to JBM-HH gates, please read the new access control policy PDF.

Directions to the Old Post Chapel from the Welcome Center

Head northeast on Memorial Dr. from the Welcome Center. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto the Arlington Blvd/US-50 ramp.

Keep right at the fork, follow signs for US-50. Continue toward Arlington Blvd/US-50 and merge onto Arlington Blvd/US-50.

Take the exit toward Ft Myer (same ramp as Rosslyn/ Key Bridge).

Turn left at N Meade St (a sign also directs you to Ft Myer).

Turn right onto Marshall Drive and proceed through Wright Gate onto Fort Myer. Marshall Drive becomes Jackson Ave.

Continue up the hill on Jackson Ave until you get to the 4-way intersection of Jackson and Lee Ave. Turn left onto Lee Avenue and continue on to the four way stop sign, the Old Post Chapel will be directly in front of you.

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The address for Arlington National Cemetery is:

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA 22211

Most Internet search engines can locate the cemetery using this address.

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