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Tomb of the Unknowns

Tomb of the Unknowns

Monument / Landmark and Cemetery
  • Ranked #4 for landmarks in Arlington
  • Matt R.
    "... and be prepared to be humbled beyond belief for The Changing of The..."(3 Tips)
    Laura S.
    "Make sure to stick around for the changing of the guard ceremony."(2 Tips)
    Joann T.
    "Total silence and respect is expected and well deserved!"(2 Tips)
    Dione D.
    "your camera shutter sounds"(2 Tips)
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  • Chad M.
    Chad MurrayJanuary 31, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The Tomb of the Unknowns is one of our nation's most hallowed and respectful places. Please remain standing and remove your hats out of respect for our nation's honored soldiers.
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JacobowitzMay 29, 2014
    You must stay for the changing of the guards. Not a sound by anyone. Everyone was quite and this includes infants. I will be back here again. This was definitely a highlight of my week.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CraenenJanuary 21, 2017
    Make sure to see the changing of the guards, taking place every hour in winter and every half hour in summer.
  • David P.
    David PittsAugust 25, 2014
    Awesome experience and information inside the amphitheater. Remember to keep your mouth shut, or you'll get a quick reminder from the guard.
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher RehlingMay 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Stand on the south side of the steps for the best view of the inspection ceremony. That is the side where restrooms are located as well.
  • Laura S.
    Laura SwiftSeptember 16, 2013
    A must see at Arlington. Make sure to stick around for the changing of the guard ceremony.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RosenbergNovember 13, 2012
    Bring a camera and be prepared to be humbled beyond belief for The Changing of The Guard.
  • lino b.
    lino brescia™August 12, 2016
    Somber and you must catch the changing of the guards. Lots of walking. Bring water when its hot!
  • Dave S.
    Dave SaltzerMarch 24, 2013
    Absolute must see. Changing every hour until april 1. Solemn and surreal experience that seen 6 times. No words can describe
  • Rachel
    RachelApril 17, 2015
    Very moving. Watch the changing of the guards every 1/2 hour. An important piece of America's history.
  • Kenny L.
    Kenny LiaoJune 17, 2012
    Please, for the sake of the fallen soldiers, turn off the ringer on your cell phones. It's so inconsiderate when your phone rings during the ceremony.
  • Henry R.
    Henry RodriquezMay 19, 2013
    A truly awe inspiring event. If you make it to DC it is a must see.
  • Dione D.
    Dione DAugust 5, 2011
    Wonderful ceremony. Silence your kids, your cell phones, and your camera shutter sounds, and enjoy the proceedings.
  • Harjit
    HarjitMay 1, 2013
    Changing of The Guard ceremony is held every 30 minutes in the summer. Otherwise, it's at every hour.
  • Kip
    KipNovember 14, 2014
    Change of guard on the hour. Also can get a chance to see a new wreath laid at the tomb.
  • Sam O.
    Sam Od1eJanuary 15, 2016
    The cemetery closes at 5 but you can stay till 5 to see the final changing of the guard
  • Tricia H.
    Tricia HarnishSeptember 8, 2015
    Watch the changing of the guards at least once I your life.
  • The White House
    The White HouseDecember 13, 2011
    President Obama and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Read more
  • Paul W.
    Paul WithunAugust 28, 2015
    It is your duty to visit this site. Be respectful.
  • Christine A.
    Christine AisenbergMarch 29, 2013
    One of the most humbling experiences you can have or imagine. God Bless the Unknowns.
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    The tomb honoring the unknown dead of America’s wars, was carved of Yule Marble from Colorado in 1931.
  • Daniel C.
    Watching the Changing of the Guard is a very positive, unique experience.
  • Becky B.
    Becky BottrillMay 23, 2013
    Happy I got the chance to experience this. It should be a requirement as an American to come here!
  • Harjit
    HarjitApril 24, 2013
    Changing of the Guard happens every 30 minutes in the summer time.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaMay 12, 2012
    Make sure to be there for the changing of the guard.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJanuary 13, 2016
    Very. Emotional place. Silence and respect.
  • Vera M.
    Vera MediciMarch 27, 2010
    The Changing of the Guard is every half an hour from 0800 - 1700; starting April 1st, Arlington is open til 1900, last Guard change 1900
  • Joann T.
    Joann TyreeNovember 2, 2013
    Total silence and respect is expected and well deserved!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerSeptember 28, 2014
    It is the best place in DC
  • Kyle S.
    Kyle StaggersOctober 31, 2010
    the change is on the hour every hour during the winter
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin OhlsonJuly 13, 2013
    Humbling and dignified experience
  • Santi C.
    Santi CaamañoJune 2, 2015
    Wait for the change of guards... it's unforgettable.
  • Monica V.
    Monica Velez-AlbarracinNovember 3, 2015
    It's a MUST SEE!
  • William T.
    William ThorneApril 8, 2012
    the changing of the guards
  • Nate H.
    Nate HinesMay 26, 2012
    Show the utmost respect for this place of honor.
    VAMPIREJanuary 1, 2015
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa Michaud NishanDecember 27, 2015
    Changing of the guard.
  • LuisAlfredo Z.
    LuisAlfredo ZambranoSeptember 3, 2012
    There's restrooms
  • Lore M.
    Lore MéndezAugust 25, 2016
    En memoria a todos los soldados caídos en combate.
  • Giovanni C.
    Giovanni CorredorDecember 21, 2014
    No se pueden perder el cambio de guardia
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