The history of African Americans at Arlington National Cemetery parallels and reflects the history of African Americans in the United States, with sites related to slavery, Reconstruction, segregation, the civil rights movement and the continued contributions of African Americans to our society today. On this walking tour, explore Arlington’s past as a plantation, learn about the Freedman’s Village that occupied a portion of the grounds following the Civil War, and meet some trailblazers of the civil rights movement.
- Length: 5 miles
- Starting point: Section 36 (0.2 miles from Welcome Center)
- Because this walking tour is quite long, we recommend completing it in smaller sections.