Arlington National Cemetery Tour - Military

Arlington National Cemetery is an enduring tribute to those who've dedicated their lives to defending the ideals of our nation. Explore the rich history of this national landmark from the comfort of our DC Tours.
Ticket Type
Active Military / Veterans
Age: 4-12 yrs. Children under 4 yrs. are free.
The Iwo Jima memorial is open, however the
Iwo Jima stop along the tram route remains closed.

MILITARY TICKETS: Active Military with ID can purchase up to 4 tickets.
Veterans with ID can purchase 2 tickets. ID's will be checked at the booth.

Regular tickets may be purchased HERE.

SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY: In order to assure you, our valued guests, have the safest and most comfortable sightseeing experience, Arlington National Cemetery Tours has implemented a number of new disinfecting and safety measures including: Daily deep disinfecting procedures for our vehicles and facilities; Additional throughout the day disinfecting on high volume touch points; Sanitizing solution dispensers on every vehicle and at our sales locations. Based on the guidelines from the Mayor of the District of Columbia, mask are optional for fully vaccinated, and mandatory for all unvaccinated guests on our trolleys.


  • Learn about the cemetery's history and heroes from knowledgeable guides
  • Be transported to notable graves and memorials
  • Hourly tour departures
  • Disembark and explore or relax on our comfortable tour vehicles
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Arlington National Cemetery is an enduring tribute to those who've dedicated their lives to defending the ideals of our nation. A visit here will leave an indelible impression on your spirit.

There are more than 600 acres of hallowed ground and they're best explored aboard Arlington National Cemetery Tours.

History of Arlington National Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery is located on a parcel of land that once belonged to George Washington's step-grandson, George Washington Parke Custis. In 1857, Custis left the property to his daughter Mary Anna Randolph Custis and it became the family home for her and her husband Robert E. Lee.

A few years later, the grounds were used for various purposes, including serving as a camp and headquarters for Federal Troops during the Civil War and later providing a safe haven for slaves who were transitioning to freedom. Arlington National Cemetery held its first military burial on May 13, 1864.

Today, the property is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families. It is a place of honor where the men and women who gave their lives in service will be eternally celebrated and where all who visit can gain a sense of their sacrifice.

For groups of 20 or more, please call (703) 979-0804 for so that we may most effectively serve your needs.

Click here for regular tickets.

Operating Times

Daily - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm with departures every 30 minutes.

Reservation Notes

Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 12 months of the purchase date. When purchasing eTickets for groups of 15 or more, please call Arlington Group Sales: (202) 832-2008 so that we may most effectively serve your needs.


30 minutes

Booth Location

Tours depart from the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center, Arlington, VA 22211. To get to Arlington National Cemetery from the Washington Welcome-Take the Metro Blue Line from Washington Metro Station. The Metro stops right at Arlington National Cemetery. (Metro Center approx. a 3 minute walk from the Welcome Center)


Paid parking is available at Arlington National Cemetery.

Age Requirements

Children prices are for ages 4-12 yrs. of age. Children under 4 yrs. are free.
Active Military with valid identification (up to 4 family members).
Veterans (with one guest at the same price)


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Stop: The guard is changed every half hour from April 1 through September 30 at the top and bottom of the hour. The guard is changed every hour on the hour from October 1 through March 31.

The National Park Service has announced the reopening of the Arlington House. Entry to the house requires timed tickets for all guests over the age of 2, and may be reserved at There is a processing fee for each ticket ($1), and the limit is 6 tickets per reservation. Space will be limited, so it is recommended that tickets be reserved in advance, but walk-up, day of tickets may be available if time slots are not sold out. Guests taking the Arlington tram tour should allow for additional time, as the tram tour does not guarantee arrival for your scheduled Arlington House tour.

NOTICE: Arlington National Cemetery requires a 100% ID Check with no exceptions: All US guests must provide a State or Government Issued picture ID. Visitors 16 and 17 may present a valid school ID. All foreign guests must present a PASSPORT. Foreign ID Cards will not be accepted.

Handicap-accessible vehicles available upon request. Handicapped plus one guest ride free with valid government issued ID.
Assistance animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys.