Tours

UPDATE: October 8, 2020

Tram tours at Arlington National Cemetery will resume on Friday, October 9. 

• Tram tours will depart at the top of every hour, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. In the tram circle area, ticket sales will take place at a marked podium. Ticket prices remain the same, and touchless, cashless transactions are preferred.

• The tour route has been modified with only two stops: the President John F. Kennedy gravesite and Memorial Avenue. The tour still includes a historical interpretation from a narrator.

•  While on the tram, guests will be directed to their seats by the driver/narrator. To ensure social distance, every other row will be empty. All trams will be deep sanitized each morning and will be thoroughly cleaned after each tour is completed. Face coverings are mandatory for all, and safety procedures also include providing face shields to narrators.

Visitors to Arlington National Cemetery board a tour bus

Arlington National Cemetery Tours, Inc., a subsidiary of Historic Tours of America, Inc., is Arlington National Cemetery's only authorized interpretative tour bus service. Weekday service includes stops near the Kennedy gravesites, the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial, U.S. Army Gen. John J. Pershing's gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (where you can see the changing of the guard) and the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Weekend service also includes stops near Sections 55 and 59, the Columbarium Courts and the Pentagon Group Burial Marker.

Tickets may be purchased on site, in the tram circle area, or online at www.arlingtontours.com. Discounted tickets are offered for veterans and active duty military members with ID. Visitors with disabilities may ride for free, with one companion.

For ticket prices and additional information, please visit www.arlingtontours.com.


A group of schoolchildren watch the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Groups

Arlington National Cemetery Tours, Inc., a subsidiary of Historic Tours of America, Inc., is Arlington National Cemetery's only authorized interpretive tour bus service. For groups of 20 or more, please call 703-979-0804 or see www.arlingtontours.com/group-tours-charters.

Vehicular access is controlled at Arlington National Cemetery. Vehicles and buses for groups are generally not authorized to drive through the cemetery.


Wreath Ceremonies and Honor Flights

Many groups that visit Arlington National Cemetery choose to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Find out more about public wreath ceremonies or request a ceremony.

Requests for honor flights (trips scheduled by the Honor Flight Network to bring veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their respective war memorials) are accepted six months to a year in advance of the group's visit, and must be submitted at least two weeks in advance. Click here to submit an honor flight request.

While Arlington National Cemetery hosts dozens of public ceremonies each week, it is possible that an official event would need to take precedence over a public ceremony.


PLEASE NOTE: Arlington National Cemetery has increased its security posture and is implementing 100% ID checks at all entrances.

Effective immediately, all visitors 16 years of age and older (pedestrians, drivers and passengers) must present a valid photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Visitors include  all funeral attendees, tourists and personnel on official business. School group leaders and tour guides must also present the required identification. Original documentation is required. Paper copies or cell phone photos of identification are not accepted. 

  • Visitors 18 years of age and older must present a valid U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification for entry.  
  • Visitors 16 and 17 years old who do not have a U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification may present an official school-issued photo identification for entry. 
  • Persons who are not U.S. citizens must present a valid passport or U.S. State Department-issued photo identification for entry. 

We ask for your patience, as this will create longer than usual delays. Cemetery officials are reminding all visitors to add a few extra minutes to their travel times.

Physical security is everyone's responsibility. We ask you to stay especially vigilant and remember to report any suspicious activity to the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Watch Desk: 703-588-2800 or 703-588-2801.