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Published on: Monday, July 8, 2024 read more ...

New Parking Guidance for Tour Buses


ARLINGTON, VA – To accommodate the high volume of tour buses arriving at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) during the morning hours, we are pleased to announce that buses may now drop off and pick up passengers on the top deck of the parking garage during peak visitation season in April through October. Entry and exit will be free for a 20-minute period. Bus parking beyond 20 minutes will incur regular timed parking fees.

To reach the parking garage, please proceed to the screening checkpoint on Memorial Avenue and turn left. The entrance to the parking garage surface deck will be straight ahead.

This new accommodation aims to alleviate traffic congestion due to buses parking on Memorial Avenue and then executing three-point turns to avoid entering the parking garage. Buses parked and double-parked on Memorial Avenue can cause significant delays for funeral attendees arriving to lay their loved ones to rest, as well as for other visitors arriving by car. We encourage all tour groups and school groups to take advantage of free 20-minute drop-off and pick-up on the top deck of the parking garage.

For additional tour group guidance, please see our fact sheet: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Portals/0/Docs/Fact-Sheets/tour-group-fact-sheet-FINAL.pdf.

Explore our Education Program at https://education.arlingtoncemetery.mil/ to find thematic walking tours and learning materials for all ages.

For up-to-date information on cemetery events and operations, follow us on social media @ArlingtonNatl.