Mask Guidance

All employees, contractors, family pass holders and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks while indoors at ANC.

Published on Thursday, July 29, 2021

Southern Expansion and Defense Access Road Project Groundbreaking

September 14, 2021


Road Closure Update

September 03, 2021

Several roads in the cemetery are closed for necessary construction. 

McPherson Drive Closed

August 18, 2021

Several roads in the cemetery are closed for necessary construction.Safety is our main priority for our family pass holders and guests. We ask that if you are a family pass holder with a loved one buried in the marked sections of the map, please call ANC’s operations department to schedule an escort to your loved one’s gravesite.  Please call 703-614-1111 to arrange.

Stay Safe – Hydrate!

June 28, 2021

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid- to upper 90s throughout this week. Arlington National Cemetery encourages all visitors to hydrate for their safety.

Ord and Weitzel Pedestrian Gate Now Open

June 18, 2021

The Ord and Weitzel Pedestrian Gate is now open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. 

Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Day Weekend Activities

May 27, 2021

ARLINGTON, VA -- Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) announces its visitor and family pass holder Memorial Day weekend events schedule beginning on Thursday, May 27 and ending on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021.

ANC's Updated COVID Procedures Begin May 24

May 21, 2021

ARLINGTON, VA—Arlington National Cemetery’s (ANC) is announcing several further developments in its ongoing efforts to fully re-open services and its sites. The expanded activities and protocols are highlighted below.

Alternate Traffic Patterns in Effect on May 18

May 17, 2021

On Tuesday, May 18th, beginning at 8:00 a.m., Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is temporarily adjusting traffic patterns entering the cemetery due to an event at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. This modified pattern should end shortly after 10:00am.

New Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Viewing Location

April 30, 2021

From May 4 through May 21, the Sentinels from the 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) will modify their watch and stand guard on the east side of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (TUS). Visitors will still be able to see the changing of the guard ceremony from the bottom of the steps on the mall instead of the Memorial Amphitheater steps.

Arlington National Cemetery Reopens for Tour Buses and Tour Groups

April 16, 2021

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is reopening to tour buses and tour groups starting April 19, 2021. ANC is taking this action as part of a gradual reopening under improved COVID-19 conditions. This is an important step in expanding services to our visitors as we host the yearlong centennial commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which culminates on Veterans Day 2021.