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Alexandria National Cemetery

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Address: 1450 Wilkes St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3424
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+1 703-221-2183

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I've lived in the area my entire life. I still love going to Arlington on a regular basis, but I approach it from the back side at Ft. Myer. Most visitors don't get to see it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
Prince Frederick, Maryland

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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I've lived in the area my entire life. I still love going to Arlington on a regular basis, but I approach it from the back side at Ft. Myer. Most visitors don't get to see it from the back unless you have military identification. First of all, this has the best view of the mall and the memorials from atop... More 

Thank Hierge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Abe did his speech here. I came for the ingress mission, I stayed for the history. I stayed as long as I could as there was a military funeral going on for retired Lt. Commander Flores, 21 gun salute and everything. There is a new side and an old side. I wish I could have stayed longer, but my ride... More 

Thank Jama J
Wilton Manors, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

An amazing place to see where our brave veterans of the different wars are buried. The highlights are the Kennedy grave with the eternal flame. You can also see Robert and Ted Kennedy's tomb near by. The Robert E Lee house at the top of the hill is interesting with many original furnishings. But of course the not be missed... More 

Thank readyWiltonManors
Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Clean, quiet and beautifully maintained, the cemetery is in the western portion of the Wilkes Street Cemetery complex. It's a collection of cemeteries dating as part back to 1751. If your into local history do a web search for the complex and Old Town Alexandra history to download a walking tour. It's a few blocks from the subway and boarders... More 

Thank fbabbey2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

In a word: Incredible! Every US citizen should visit at least once. Beautiful peaceful place, lots of lovely trees, flowers... the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was very moving - absolute perfection. We visited in October on a Sunday and there were a lot of people... we bought tickets for the shuttle train, but... More 

Thank Melanie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Definitely a Bucket List location. Only $10 for the narrated tram that you can hop on and hop off to your hearts content. Such a deal & Worth every penny. Every employee that I came in contact with at ANC was very helpful and pleasant. Amazing views of DC from the high hills in ANC. Would definitely go back if... More 

Thank Juliet G
Cary Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We attended the internment of a grandfather who was an instructor pilot for the navy in WWII. it was impressive and well deserved for the mans service. We were proud to attend this to honor him

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Seattle WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Established by Lincoln this is an old graveyard with intetesting headstones. I walked through it on a hot day. It is very peaceful and worth the visit.

Thank Capetownrio
Ohio, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was a great place to visit i loved it it was cool outside and it was metro accessible. i will come back.

Thank LiJames0284
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110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Alexandria National Cemetery provides a unique experience that you can't find in other places. The staff at the visitor center are very helpful and you can find lots of useful information. Certainly it worth walking around the cemetery and the JFK grave site is a must to see.

Thank Marko_Polo12

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