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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery, established in 1864, encompasses 624 acres of land across from Lincoln Memorial. This military cemetery is the final resting place of veterans from the American Civil War through current Iraq military actions.

The cemetery is on the grounds of Arlington House, the former residence of Robert E. Lee and his wife Mary Anna Lee.

Visit the grounds of this beautiful Arlington cemetery,and be sure to watch the changing of the guard ritual at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The gravesite of President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and the eternal flame is one of the more visited memorials in the cemetery. Stop by the Visitor Center to view the maps, displays and exhibits.