Private Arlington National Cemetery Walking Tour with Changing of the Guards

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Departs: Washington DC, Washington DC

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Join an expert guide on a private walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery. Learn the history of Arlington National Cemetery, from its days as a plantation, then military outpost during the Civil War, and how it became the cemetery it is today.

Visit the graves of key figures in history and learn their stories, including decorated veterans, Presidents, and US Supreme Court Justices.

Witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns and learn the history of the Tomb of the Unknowns and what it takes to become a guard for the tomb.

See more on your visit than most, as you explore areas of the cemetery often missed including some of the original Civil War graves, the Nurses section, and more!

What's Included

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Passport or US Government ID required for entry to Arlington National Cemetery for all travelers over 16
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Our expert guide will meet you at the welcome center and lead you through the nation's most famous and honored cemetery while discussing its history and pointing out key figures in history, including Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, Generals, and Admirals.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
NOTE: Arlington House is closed for renovations with an estimated opening date of January, 2020. During such time, entry to the house is not available.

• Admission Ticket Free

John F. Kennedy Grave Site
Pay your respects to a fallen president at John F Kennedy's memorial gravesite and see the eternal flame burning in his honor.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Learn the history and significance of the Tomb of the Unknowns and of the soldiers who guard the Tomb, then view one of the country's most honored ceremonies with the Changing of the Guard.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Wonderful Experience
Heidi_D, 05-07-2022
We had the best time on this tour. Our guide, Liam, was very knowledgeable and very animated. We were able to see all of the highlights
Great tour!
angelatH1720KB, 13-06-2022
The tour of the Arlington National Cemetery was very informative! Great tour guide, very knowledgeable and fun!
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Brittany_B, 01-06-2022
Good morning! My name is Brittany McFadden. I just wanted to reach out and let you know how wonderful the private Arlington tour with the changing of the guard was yesterday. Paul was our tour guide and he was very accommodating to the needs of our group. We had two push wheelchairs and Arlington has many hills, but he ensured we had proper rest time, hydration, and offered assistance all while still ensuring we had an excellent informative and fun tour. Really excellent job!
Father daughter visit to Arlington
mariarD2626GO, 21-12-2021
Paul was a great guide! Very knowledgeable and was very impressed by his backwards walking to face us while talking to the group.
Personalized tour for our family
Connie_E, 14-07-2022
We followed the directions on our confirmation letter to wait by the Bugle Man in the visitor center and unfortunately, our tour guide was waiting outside. Our tour started 20 minutes late but it was not the fault of our tour guide. The tour itself was worth the wait and our family was guided through an interesting, personal tour of Arlington while our guide made sure we saw the Changing of the Guard and the JFK eternal flame. Our tour guide was related to the family who owned the land that was donated to Arlington and he had a personal experience with many of the well known people buried in Arlington. Our guide personalized the tour to our family. For example, he found Glenn Miller's grave knowing my husband is a music teacher. He also found other Pennsylvanians who were well known and are buried at Arlington Cemetery. Highly recommend this tour.

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