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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.
The Ord and Weitzel Pedestrian Gate is now open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
Join Arlington National Cemetery on March 25 at 12:25 p.m. for a Facebook Live streamed video of the Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Three living Medal of Honor Recipients will join Maj. Gen. Omar Jones, commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington, to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will reopen the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza to the visiting public on March 9, 2021. ANC is taking this action as part of a gradual reopening under improved COVID-19 conditions. Reopening the Tomb plaza to the public, while continuing to maintain current health protection conditions, is an important element of the yearlong centennial commemoration for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which culminates on Veterans Day 2021.
Beginning on Saturday, February 13, the Arlington Cemetery Metro station will be closed for platform reconstruction and station improvements. The closure is expected to last through mid-May. A free shuttle bus between the Rosslyn and Pentagon Metro stations will stop at the cemetery during operating hours.