Plan Your Visit

We encourage visitors to discover Arlington's rich history, witness the time-honored ceremonies, take in the scenic landscapes and grounds, wander through the headstones and monuments, reflect on the names, and ponder the stories each person could tell.

McClellan Gate, with rows of white marble headstones in the background

Getting Here

 Arlington National Cemetery is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. at the end of Memorial Avenue, which extends from Memorial Bridge. Arlington is accessible from the major roadways in the D.C. area: Interstate 95, the Capital Beltway (I-495), the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295).

The cemetery is also a stop on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Metrorail system. Arlington Cemetery station, on Metro's Blue line, is a short walk from the Welcome Center. 

Getting Around 

Arlington National Cemetery welcomes visitors to explore the rich history found within its hallowed grounds. Arlington National Cemetery Tours, Inc. provides an interpretative tour bus service through the cemetery, with weekday stops that include President John F. Kennedy's gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, U.S. Army Gen. John J. Pershing's gravesite, the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and other notable memorials and gravesites. Weekend service also includes stops near Sections 55 and 59 and the Pentagon Group Burial Marker.

Vehicle and bus access through the cemetery is generally not authorized, except for those with vehicle passes to visit a gravesite, or those attending a funeral service. Visitors with a valid disability placard may ride the interpretive tour bus at no cost (with one companion). 

ANC Explorer app on an iPhone

ANC Explorer

ANC Explorer is a web-based and mobile application that enables families, visitors and the public to locate and receive directions to gravesites and other points of interest throughout the cemetery. Using the app, you can search for specific gravesites and view front-and-back headstone photos. ANC Explorer also offers self-guided tours, easy access to general information and the ability to save searched burial records to a mobile device. The app is available for public use on kiosks in the Welcome Center. 

Download on the App Store Download on Google Plan

Download ANC Explorer to your smartphone by clicking the link for your device at right, or launch the application in your browser.