Arlington National Cemetery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arlington National Cemetery is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. at the end of Memorial Avenue, which extends from Memorial Bridge. Arlington is accessible from the major roadways in the D.C. area: Interstate 95, the Capital Beltway (I-495), the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295).
The cemetery is also a stop on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Metrorail system. Arlington Cemetery station, on Metro's Blue line, is a short walk from the Welcome Center.
Please Note: If you plan to use commercial bicycles or scooters, such as Capital Bikeshare or Lime, to get to the cemetery, you must leave your bike at the Arlington Cemetery Metro station. Personal bicycles only may be parked at the racks outside the Welcome Center.
Arlington National Cemetery welcomes visitors to explore the rich history found within its hallowed grounds. The cemetery is expansive - 639 acres. Walking distances and hills require moderate physical exertion. An alternative to walking is the interpretive tour bus, which stops at John F. Kennedy's gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other notable sites. Visitors with disabilities may ride the bus for free, with one companion
Vehicle and bus access through the cemetery is generally not authorized, except for those with vehicle passes to visit a gravesite, or those attending a funeral service. Visitors with a valid disability placard may ride the interpretive tour bus at no cost (with one companion).
Visiting ANC with Children
ANC Explorer is a web-based and mobile application that enables families, visitors and the public to locate and receive directions to gravesites and other points of interest throughout the cemetery. Using the app, you can search for specific gravesites and view front-and-back headstone photos. ANC Explorer also offers self-guided tours, easy access to general information and the ability to save searched burial records to a mobile device. The app is available for public use on kiosks in the Welcome Center.
Download ANC Explorer to your smartphone by clicking the link for your device at right, or launch the application in your browser.