Mask Guidance - Thursday, July 29, 2021

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


For First Time in Nearly 100 Years, Public Authorized to Approach Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza

October 12, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. — For the first time in nearly 100 years, and as part of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration, the public will be able to walk on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza and lay flowers in front of the Tomb on Nov. 9 and 10, 2021.

Coming Soon: Public Invitation to Commemorate Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial

October 04, 2021

Throughout 2021, Arlington National Cemetery is holding a series of commemorative events, exhibits and ceremonies that will culminate on November 11 in conjunction with the National Veterans Day Observance. The public will have many opportunities to participate. 

October #Tomb100 Webinar

October 04, 2021

On October 22, 2021, join Arlington National Cemetery, the American Battle Monuments Commission, and the National WWI Museum and Memorial for a special partnered program to commemorate the centennial of the selection of the World War I Unknown Solider. This lunch-and-learn webinar will explore the fascinating story of how the U.S. Army selected the World War I Unknown Soldier and went to great lengths to ensure his eternal anonymity. It will touch upon the context of American military burial practices and memorialization in the World War I era and highlight ABMC’s deep connections to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.   

Road Closure Update

October 04, 2021

Several roads in the cemetery are closed for necessary construction. 

Southern Expansion and Defense Access Road Project Groundbreaking

September 14, 2021


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.