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Arlington National Cemetery

Photo by Jean Weller

This serene cemetery serves mainly as a burial place for American soldiers and veterans. There are countless tombstones located there and new ones are still being added (due to that, the cemetery was recently enlarged).

Apart from the soldiers, there are also several presidents of the United States buried there (e.g. John F. Kennedy) together with their wives. You can also find there many members of various minorities, politicians, medical figures and other important people.

Apart from the tombstones, there are also several military memorials (e.g. the USS Maine Memorial) which commemorate America's military history. If you are interested in finding one particular grave, a free ANC Explorer app should help you with that.

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Hours:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

These hours can change. Please check the web site before making your plans.