News

Wreaths Across America: Update 11/25/2020

November 25, 2020

ARLINGTON, VA – Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and Wreaths Across America (WAA), along with our partners the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW) and the 3d U.S. Infantry, “The Old Guard” (TOG), will safely lay and recover approximately 267,000 wreaths to honor our nation’s heroes and their family members this December.


Wreaths Across America: Update 11/20/2020

November 20, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery maintains our commitment to honor the nation’s veterans that rest on these iconic grounds. In doing so, we are collaborating with Wreaths Across America to ensure placement of wreaths on every appropriate grave and marker, while providing the safest event possible. As soon as event participation details are final, we will make them available on our website, social media platforms and public news announcements.


McPherson Drive Closed Beginning October 15

October 15, 2020

McPherson Drive—a primary thoroughfare on the western side of the cemetery, parallel to Fort Myer—will be closed for necessary repairs beginning October 15. The closure is expected to last until the summer of 2021. 


Arlington National Cemetery Extends Daily Hours for Gravesite Visitation Only

September 08, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) announces a limited reopening to visitors on Wednesday, September 9 to allow gravesite visitations to our veterans and families laid to rest in these hallowed grounds.


Arlington National Cemetery Road Closures

August 17, 2020

The following road closures take effect on August 17, 2020 and will continue through May 2021:

•  McPherson Drive is closed from Pershing Drive to the intersection of Farragut Drive. Farragut Drive is open.

•  McKinley Drive, Miles Drive, Capron Drive, Chapel Gate Road, Lawton Drive and Jackson Circle will all be closed through May 2021.


Turf Renovations in Sections 33 and 60

August 17, 2020

In Sections 33 and 60, turf renovations are now taking place and will continue for the next six to eight weeks. For more detailed information and an interview with ANC's chief of horticulture, please read our blog post.


Administration Building Renovations Complete

July 28, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery is pleased to announce the completion of removations to its iconic Administration Building.


Arlington National Cemetery Announces New Education Program

July 28, 2020

"The African American Experience at Arlington National Cemetery," "The Spanish-American War" and "Exploring Arlington" modules are available now. 


Arlington National Cemetery Implements Military Funeral Honors with Modified Escort and Increases Funeral Participation

June 29, 2020

ARLINGTON, VA – Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), in coordination with the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, is implementing the next step in its phased plan to increase public access to the cemetery and to resume larger support to military funeral honors. 


Fourth of July Hours of Operation at Arlington National Cemetery

June 26, 2020

ARLINGTON, VA; Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will be open to family pass holders only on July 4, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cemetery will be closed to the public. Cemetery grounds will close to all promptly at 5:00 p.m.