Tours and Groups

Visitors to Arlington National Cemetery board a tour bus

Tram Tours

Arlington National Cemetery Tours, Inc., a subsidiary of Historic Tours of America, Inc., is Arlington National Cemetery's only authorized interpretative tour bus service.

• Tram tours depart every 20 minutes, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

• The tour is a live-narrated, hop on/hop off tour making five stops: President John F. Kennedy gravesite, John J. Pershing gravesite, Memorial Amphitheater (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier), Arlington House, Ord and Weitzel Gate (near the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial) and the Coast Guard Memorial

•  A weekend route includes three additional stops: Sections 55 and 59, the columbarium and niche wall, and the Pentagon Group Burial Marker

•  PLEASE NOTE: Arlington is an active cemetery. Funerals may require the tram to reroute or to close stops. 

•  For groups of 20 or more, please call 703-979-0804 or see

Tour Groups

If you are a tour guide or school leader bringing a group to Arlington National Cemetery, please click here for our fact sheet—which provides important information on security procedures and advice for arrival times. 

Wreath Ceremonies and Honor Flights

Many groups that visit Arlington National Cemetery choose to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Find out more about public wreath ceremonies or request a ceremony.

Requests for honor flights (trips scheduled by the Honor Flight Network to bring veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their respective war memorials) are accepted six months to a year in advance of the group's visit, and must be submitted at least two weeks in advance. Click here to submit an honor flight request.

While Arlington National Cemetery hosts dozens of public ceremonies each week, it is possible that an official event would need to take precedence over a public ceremony.