Heat Advisory

The Arlington area is under a heat advisory. Click "read more" for safety guidance and a map of water fountain locations. 

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Fourth of July Air Force Memorial and Road Closures

June 21, 2024

In collaboration with the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW), public access to the Air Force Memorial will again be closed on July 4. This is an active construction site involving multiple road closures, which poses a significant safety and security risk. Our priority is to keep our visitors safe and allow them the time needed to make alternative plans this holiday.

Heat Advisory

June 14, 2024

The Arlington area is expecting very high heat from at least June 16 through 23. Please use caution. We offer the following suggestions for all visitors and funeral attendees: 

160th Anniversary History and Horticulture Tram Tour

June 13, 2024

On Saturday, June 15, the Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) History Office and Horticulture are hosting a special public tram tour in honor of the 160th anniversary of ANC becoming a national cemetery. The tram tour will depart at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately two hours. 

New Parking Guidance for Tour Buses

June 02, 2024

ARLINGTON, VA – To accommodate the high volume of tour buses arriving at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) during the morning hours, we are pleased to announce that buses may now drop off and pick up passengers on the top deck of the parking garage during peak visitation season in April through October. Entry and exit will be free for a 20-minute period. Bus parking beyond 20 minutes will incur regular timed parking fees.

Spring Horticulture Tours

May 28, 2024

Join us as we celebrate spring at Arlington National Cemetery's 639-acre, Level III Accredited Memorial Arboretum! We are offering the following tours in 2024: 

National Memorial Day Observance: Monday, May 27

May 17, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 156th National Memorial Day Observance, recognizing and commemorating the fallen men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, is scheduled for Monday, May 27, 2024, at 11 a.m., in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia.   The annual event is free and open to the public. Seating in the amphitheater is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Scheduled events for the observance include: the United States Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants and the U.S. Coast Guard Band performing a prelude in the amphitheater at 10:15 a.m.; a wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier conducted by a joint service team; and the national observance inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by Veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. Attendance for the annual wreath-laying ceremony will be limited this year to official participants.   Additional details are as follows:

Road and Walkway Closures

May 13, 2024

Road Closures:

The following roads and walkways in the cemetery will be closed due to necessary construction:

Arlington National Cemetery Tour: Honoring Our First Military Burials for the 160th Anniversary

May 09, 2024

The Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) History Office will host two sections walk tours in honor of the 160th anniversary of the first military burial at the cemetery on May 13, 2024.

Arlington National Cemetery Announces Third Flowers of Remembrance Day

April 25, 2024

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is honored to announce the third Flowers of Remembrance Day, to be held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Sunday, May 26, 2024, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

“As we arrive at the third annual Flowers of Remembrance, I am reminded of what a meaningful day this is for Arlington National Cemetery and the American public. This special opportunity for visitors to walk across the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plaza and place a flower demonstrates the respect for service and sacrifice held by our grateful nation. These floral tributes are timeless symbols to honor the fallen on our most hallowed grounds,” said Army National Military Cemeteries and Office of Army Cemeteries Executive Director Karen Durham-Aguilera.

Invitation to Public Comment: Pentagon Memorial Fund Visitor Education Center

April 02, 2024

With this notice, ANMC informs consulting parties and the public that, in accordance with Section 106 of the NHPA, the agency has applied the criteria of adverse effects (36 CFR § 800.5[a][1]) to the undertaking and finds that the proposed project would have no adverse effects to the three historic properties located in the undertaking’s Area of Potential Effects (APE).  The public can view the Assessment of Effects (AOE) documentation submitted to the DHR on both the ANC and PMF websites: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/About/Policies-and-Public-Notices/Public-Notices (ANC) and https://www.pentagonmemorial.org/public-notices/ (PMF).  The documentation includes all consultation records to date, and an assessment of potential effects to the three historic properties in the APE. In addition, the public can view correspondence between the DHR and ANMC, consulting party meeting records, and reviews and approvals from the the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC).