Understanding Arlington
Whether you are planning to visit the cemetery or are exploring it from home, download our guides to understand more about the history, traditions and operations of Arlington National Cemetery.

Walking Tour: Understanding Arlington

Approximately 400,000 veterans and their eligible dependents are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The history of our nation is reflected on the grounds of the cemetery. Take this self-guided walking tour to explore highlights of ANC.
  • Length: 3 miles
  • Starting point: Welcome Center
  • Exertion Level: Moderate

Activities for Children

Visiting Arlington National Cemetery with children? Check out our guide (with visitor tips and answers to common children's questions) and activity packets that will engage children while teaching them about the cemetery.