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Road and Walkway closures

February 23, 2024

Road Closures:

The following roads and walkways in the cemetery will be closed due to necessary construction:


Women’s History Month Walking Tour, 22 March 2024

February 20, 2024

“The Civil War Nurses of Arlington National Cemetery”

Date: March 22, 2024

Time: 11:00 a.m. to  12:00 p.m.

Location: Meet at the Tanner Amphitheater


Freedman's Village Online Discussion, Feb. 28

January 22, 2024

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST, a panel of historians and archivists will discuss Freedman’s Village, a community of formerly enslaved African Americans established in 1863 on the Arlington, VA, estate previously owned by the family of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The Freedman’s Village on the Arlington property evolved into a unique and thriving community with schools, hospitals, churches, and social services. While intended to be temporary, the community remained on the land from 1863 until 1900, and it had a lasting legacy. Participating on the panel will be Amber Forrester and Damani Davis from the National Archives, Allison Finkelstein from Arlington National Cemetery, and Steve Hammond, a seventh-generation member of the Syphax family of Washington, DC.


Arlington National Cemetery to Hold Annual Wreaths Out Event on Saturday, Jan. 20

January 16, 2024

ARLINGTON, VA – Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery (SAHNC) in Washington, D.C. will hold their annual removal of wreaths, known as Wreaths Out, on Saturday, Jan. 20 beginning at 8 a.m.


Virtual Teacher Workshop, Jan. 17: Making Connections—Portraiture and Memorial

January 08, 2024

Join Arlington National Cemetery and the National Portrait Gallery in examining connections between the exhibition “1898: U.S. Imperial Visions and Revisions,” which examines the U.S. intervention in Cuba and U.S. expansion into Guam, Hawai'i, Puerto Rico and the Philippines, and selected memorials, graves and sites within the cemetery related to this controversial chapter in history. Consider the roles of memorials, monuments, cemeteries and portraits in sharing stories, and how they may impact perceptions of these historic events.    


Metro Service Changes Impacting ANC, Jan. 12 through 15

January 08, 2024

During the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, Metro will close a portion of the Blue, Orange and Silver lines for track work and maintenance. There will be NO rail service to the Arlington Cemetery stop on the Blue Line between Jan. 12 and Jan. 15. The Rosslyn station will also be closed. Buses will replace trains between Foggy Bottom-GWU and Arlington Cemetery.


Confederate Memorial Removal Update and Advisory

December 20, 2023

The remaining bronze elements of the Confederate Memorial have been removed from Arlington National Cemetery and are stored in a secure DoD facility in Virginia. The granite base will remain off limits to visitors until it is determined safe.


Road Closures: Wilson Drive and Weeks Drive

December 14, 2023

The following roads will be closed in the cemetery due to necessary construction:  


Wreaths Across America Day to be Held at Arlington National Cemetery Dec. 16

December 04, 2023

ARLINGTON, Va. – Arlington National Cemetery is privileged to invite the public to lay wreaths at headstones and columbarium niches throughout the cemetery to honor and remember our nation’s service members this holiday season.


Wreaths Across America Family Pass Holder Day — December 10, 2023

November 24, 2023
On Sunday, Dec. 10, the annual Wreaths Across America Family Pass Holder Day will be held at Arlington National Cemetery and the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., family pass holders are invited to place a wreath at their loved one’s grave ahead of the National Wreaths Across America Day.