Each year, Arlington National Cemetery hosts free, guided history tours each month. The first tour of the season is Sunday, Feb. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center.
This month’s tour commemorates National African American History Month with a special lecture and tour of the cemetery. Guest speaker, Matt Penrod, park ranger with the National Park Service will join the Arlington National Cemetery Historian as they discuss the African American experience at Arlington starting from the Antebellum period and continuing through the Civil War and founding of the national cemetery.
The tour will cover African Americans who served across the armed services, as well as other notable African Americans buried in the cemetery.
The tour is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arlington-cemetery-african-american-history-guided-tour-tickets-31844125637
Mark your calendar for upcoming tours!
March 5: Women’s History
March 25: Medal of Honor Day
April 6: World War I Exhibit Opening and Centennial Commemorative
May 21: Memorial Day
June 11: Army History
July 9: Explorers and Pioneers
August 6: Coast Guard history
September 10: Aviation History
October 8: Naval History
November 5: Marine Corps History