Arlington National Cemetery

Type: Historic Sites

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Initally owned by President George Washington's adopted grandson, Gen. Robert E. Lee served as custodian of the land until it was seized by the federal government to be used as a military cemetery in...  Read More


  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Be courteous and respectful. While the cemetery is a tourist destination, it is also the final resting place for more than 300,000 people."
  • Historic Sites: "Try to come around Christmas time when every grave receives a wreath from a nonprofit."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Without the sacrifices of those buried here, who knows where this country would be.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: The men and women who rest here gave their lives to help change the course of history.


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