Mount Vernon & Arlington National Cemetery
Visit Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery in one comprehensive tour. If you’re interested in iconic locations in American history, then this tour is ideal for you!
- Explore Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery
- Visit George Washington's home, Mount Vernon
- See the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
- Experience Changing of the Guard
- Enjoy a guided tour of Arlington Cemetery
- Visit John F. Kennedy's gravesite
- Take the Arlington National Cemetery's tram
- Hear about the sights from your driver/guide on the bus
- Explore the sights on your own
Explore Mount Vernon & Arlington Cemetery
This tour starts at Union Station and heads towards Mount Vernon – which was the home of George and Martha Washington. Experience life in Washington’s time on this tour and find out how he came to be the first president. You'll learn about where he came from, how he won the respect of his peers and everything that he did for the country.
After exploring Mount Vernon, you’ll continue to Arlington National Cemetery for the afternoon portion of the tour. Here you'll get a tour with the Arlington National Cemetery Tram and its guides, who will provide you with a look at the various memorials. Servicemen and women are still buried here daily, so the officials ask that tourists be respectful.
The cemetery is the home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and visitors are permitted to view the Changing of the Guard, which is a solemn ceremony. Your tram will stop at several locations within the cemetery, and your time should permit you to get off once or twice.
The tram has six stops on weekdays and nine on weekends. We advise only getting off at the Kennedy Gravesite stop and Memorial Amphitheatre Stop (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Changing of the Guard) in order to have enough time to get back before our departure back.
List of stops at Arlington National Cemetery:
1) Welcome Center
2) Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) - 5-10 minute walk to the memorial from the tram stop.
3) President John F. Kennedy Gravesite
4) U.S. Coast Guard Memorial
5) General Pershing Gravesite
6) Memorial Amphitheatre and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
7) Arlington House (also known as Robert E. Lee House)
On the weekends, the following stops are added:
1) Sections 54 and 55
2) Columbarium and Niche Wall
3) Section 60 and 9/11 Memorial
How do I get my tickets?
Shortly after your booking is complete your e-ticket will be sent directly to your email, just print it out and bring it to the Gray Line office in Union Station.
Where does the tour begin?
The tour departs from the Gray Line office at Union Station on the Bus Terminal Level.
Please be there approx. 30 minutes in order to have enough time to redeem your voucher before your tour starts.
Where does the tour end?
The tour ends back at Union Station.
How long does the tour last?
The tour lasts 8 hours.
What languages is the tour available in?
The tour is available in English.
Is lunch included?
No, lunch is not included in this tour.
Are there children's tickets?
Yes, children's tickets are available for children between age 3-11. Children under age 3 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
There is also Family Tickets for 2 adults and 2 children between age 3-11.
- Your driver will not accompany you outside of the bus. You will explore the sights on your own.