Located in Arlington County, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., this iconic American cemetery sprawls over 624 rolling acres. Established in 1864, this land serves as the final resting place for Civil War soldiers (and some reinterred soldiers from prior wars), U.S. presidents, politicians, chief justices, notable astronauts and more. Today, the cemetery still conducts between 27 and 30 funerals each weekday.
ANC is the perfect place to reflect on American history and the sacrifices made to establish this great country. Visit the eternal flame burning for JFK at The Grave of President John F. Kennedy
, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
, and the changing of the guard (which happens every hour on the hour October 1 to March 31; and from April 1 through September 30 another change is added on the half-hour).
You may schedule a tour, or if you’re more of a DIY-er, download the ANC Explorer app
. This app enables families, visitors and the public to locate gravesites, events or other points of interest throughout the cemetery. It also offers self-guiding tours, easy access to general information and the ability to save searched burial records to a mobile device.