Road Closure Update

September 21, 2022

The construction project on McPherson Drive, Lawton Drive, McKinley Drive, Jackson Circle, Chapel Gate Road, Capron Drive, Hobson Drive and Miles Drive — affecting Sections 3, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 44 — will continue through fall 2023 as currently projected.

Arlington National Cemetery Launches New Interactive “Cemetery Locator Map”

August 19, 2022

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) publicly released a new interactive tool designed to assist users in researching and planning the interment location of their loved ones.

Women’s Equality Day Tour of Arlington National Cemetery

August 17, 2022

In honor of Women’s Equality Day on Friday, August 26, join Arlington National Cemetery’s (ANC) official historians for a public walking tour highlighting women’s lives and legacies at ANC. Visitors will learn about the pathbreaking women buried and memorialized here, as well as women who impacted the cemetery’s development. The tour will reveal how these women broke gender barriers, served their nation, created new roles for women in military and civic life, and contributed to the ongoing struggle for women’s equality.

Air Force Memorial Will Be Closed to Spectators on Independence Day

June 09, 2022

ARLINGTON, VA— Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), in collaboration with the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW), announced today they will close public access to the Southern Expansion portion of Arlington National Cemetery, which includes access to the Air Force Memorial, on July 4. The memorial will reopen to the public on July 5.

National Memorial Day Observance

May 26, 2022

Arlington National Cemetery Announces Inaugural Flowers of Remembrance Day

May 12, 2022

ARLINGTON, VA—Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is honored to announce the first Flowers of Remembrance Day on May 28, 2022 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Southern Expansion Update

April 06, 2022

On April 6, pile driving work on the retaining wall construction will begin at the easternmost section closest to Joyce Street. Work will continue on Thursday, April 7 and Monday, April 11. There will be no pile driving work on Friday, April 8. Work will take place from daylight through dusk. 

Easter Sunrise Service, April 17

March 31, 2022

The annual Easter Sunrise Service held at Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater will once again be held in person Sunday, April 17, hosted by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. David D. Bowling. Due to the pandemic, the service was held virtually the past two years and will be live-streamed this year as well via Facebook at The Easter Sunrise Service is a non-denominational worship service and begins with a prelude by the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” at 6:15 a.m.

Southgate Avenue Traffic Pattern Changes to Begin on April 4

March 30, 2022

Beginning April 4, 2022, a traffic pattern shift will be implemented along Southgate Road between S. Joyce Street and Ode Street, in accordance with the Arlington National Cemetery Defense Access Roads project’s Maintenance of Traffic plans.

Arlington National Cemetery No Longer Requires Face Coverings to be Worn Indoors

March 03, 2022

Effective March 3, 2022, based on new Department of Defense (DOD) guidance, Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is no longer requiring face coverings to be worn indoors, due to low community levels of COVID-19. This applies to all service members, federal personnel, contractors and ANC visitors. ANC will continue to follow OSD guidance and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines as we monitor COVID-19 conditions and will provide updates to policies as required.