Safety Message

Are you visiting Arlington National Cemetery this week? If so, be sure to hydrate! It gets hot and humid in Arlington and we want our visitors to avoid heat related injuries. Check out our app, ANC Explorer, to locate water fountains throughout the cemetery.

Published on: Monday, June 13, 2022

Hours of Operation for Funeral Services and Visitation

The U.S. Army Band marches in a full military honors funeral with funeral escort in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery, September 11, 2019

Funeral services are held Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturdays, services are available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for placements and services for cremated remains that do not require military honors or military chaplain support.

Family members and others attending the service should arrive at the cemetery 45 minutes prior to the scheduled service time. Families will not be allowed entry into the cemetery earlier than one hour prior to the scheduled service. Click here for information on the order of events at a funeral. 

Everyone attending funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery must provide their own transportation from the Administration Building or chapel to the final resting place (the gravesite or niche location).

To request or coordinate funeral services, please call 1-877-907-8585.

The cemetery is open for gravesite visitation daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.