The Great War in Arlington Cemetery

Photo of headstones in Arlington Cemetery, credit Xiquinho Silva

“Their devotion, their valor, and their sacrifice will live forever in the hearts of their grateful countryman,” declared General of the Armies John J. Pershing, referring to the over 100,000 Americans who died in World War I. Arlington Cemetery is the final resting place for not only their revered leader, General Pershing, but also for a lone soldier whose anonymous, though not forgotten, death prompted the erection of one of the cemetery’s most powerful sites: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Join this walk to pay tribute to them and to heroic battlefield nurses, the “Buffalo Soldiers” who were transformed into “Doughboys,” and thousands who died near the Forest of Argonne. Honoring the sites associated with World War I affords the opportunity to see both the most famous and least visited places in our national burial ground. 


This tour includes a brief visit to the small museum at the Tomb and concludes with a viewing of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.


Be prepared to walk long distances.


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More Washington, D.C. walking tours you might like: The Imprint of World War I and Memorials: Remembrances of War


Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.


Also available for private and group tour bookings. Please email for more information.

Approximately 2 hours
Reservations REQUIRED and limited to fifteen (15) participants on public tours.

$35 per person for public tours. 

Please email us for a private or group tour quote.

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Embarks from the Arlington Cemetery Metro station (1000 North Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA)
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