Face Covering Policy

All personnel entering the cemetery will be required to provide proof of having face coverings in their possession during entry screening. Personnel not able to provide proof of having face coverings or masks in their possession will not be allowed to enter the cemetery. Visitors will wear their face coverings at all times while in the cemetery.

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020
Website Maintenance

Several services across the ANC website and ANC Explorer are currently unable to send emails. This includes the Initiate Ceremony Request, Lost and Found, and Feedback Forms. We are working to restore this functionality and appreciate your patience.

Published on Monday, August 3, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater Renovation Project Underway


ARLINGTON, VA – Over the next several years, Arlington National Cemetery is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and various offices of the National Park Service to achieve a comprehensive exterior preservation of the Memorial Amphitheater. The preservation work, started in 2014, is being done in anticipation of the Centennial Observance of the burial of the Unknown Soldier in 2021.

Currently, historical architects and carpenters from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center are focused on preserving the windows and associated hardware at the Amphitheater. In 2016, the architects surveyed the condition of all the windows and doors and specified what repairs needed to be made. Carpenters are working diligently to return the windows to their original design, making them weather-tight and functional.

Recently, the carpenters removed the original windows from their openings at the Amphitheater so that craftsmen could do repairs in a controlled shop environment. Once there, they are able to abate lead paint, remove glass panes, repair damage to the wood sash, reinstall the glass, prime and paint wood, clean and repair the more than 100 year-old bronze hardware, document their work and reinstall the windows.

The carpenters completed work on these windows in 2018. The south half windows are off-site for work and scheduled for reinstallation before Memorial Day. Door rehabilitations will start later in 2019.

Stay tuned for further updates on this restoration project by visiting our website at: www.arlingtoncemetery.mil.

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