ANC is still closed to the public | Funerals are being conducted as scheduled | Family pass holders are admitted with pass. Effective immediately, Arlington National Cemetery is suspending all issuance of temporary visitation passes.

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Arlington National Cemetery Updates Access and Social Distancing Guidance

March 31, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery remains closed to the public; the cemetery is open to family pass holders only for visitation.

Arlington National Cemetery Modifies Funeral Operations

March 27, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery is continuing its primary mission during this national emergency—burying our nation's veterans, service members and their families. In coordination with the military services, ANC is modifying funeral operations to ensure the protection and health of the public, of the service members who perform military honors and of the ANC workforce, so as to maintain operational readiness.

Arlington National Cemetery Closes Welcome Center; Funerals and Family Pass Holder Visitation Continue and Winter Hours Continue Until Further Notice

March 23, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will close its Welcome Center to all visitors beginning Tuesday, March 24 2020. 

Arlington National Cemetery Closes to Visitors - Funerals Continue as Scheduled

March 12, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will close to visitors beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 as we take precautionary measures to protect the health of our employees, families and visitors.

Arlington National Cemetery Welcomes New Superintendent

February 18, 2020

ARLINGTON, VA – Arlington National Cemetery welcomes new Superintendent Charles “Ray” Alexander, Jr.  Mr. Alexander is coming to the cemetery from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), where he served as the director of Contingency Operations and chief of the Office of Homeland Security at Headquarters USACE.

Army National Military Cemeteries renamed as Office of Army Cemeteries

February 11, 2020

Today the Army announced that the Army National Military Cemeteries office will be renamed Office of Army Cemeteries to facilitate clarity across the Department of Defense regarding the mission of the organization responsible for providing oversight of 37 military cemeteries across the United States.

Arlington National Cemetery launches first two modules of newly created education program

February 07, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery Launches First Two Modules of

Speed limit adjustment within Arlington National Cemetery

January 30, 2020

To ensure the safety of its visitors and employees, certain speed limits have been adjusted and posted inside Arlington National Cemetery, which will impact some visitors driving on the grounds.

ANC's increased security still in effect

January 29, 2020

Effective immediately, all visitors 16 years of age and older (pedestrians, drivers and passengers) must present a valid photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Visitors include all funeral attendees, tourists and personnel on official business. School group leaders and tour guides must also present the required identification. Original documentation is required. Paper copies or cell phone photos of identification are not accepted. ​

Arlington National Cemetery to participate in Federal Highway Administration ANC Defense Access Roads public hearing and information session

January 28, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery will participate in a public hearing and information session hosted by the Federal Highway Administration on the Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion (ANCSE) Defense Access Road (DAR) Project.  The hearing will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Pentagon City located at 900 South Orme St. in Arlington, Virginia.