Arlington Cemetery Tour: A Private Tour of America’s Most Hallowed Ground
Discover Arlington Cemetery with a Veteran guide trained in military history. Observe the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Visit each of the Kennedy graves. Discover Robert E. Lee’s mansion upon the grounds and his wife’s garden where the first burials took place. Discuss the beginning of the cemetery during the Civil War and its evolution through all of our nations conflicts. The tour is 4 hours long and most of it is out of doors.
Fun Fact!: More than ten years after Lee’s death, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. government had seized his estate without due process and ordered it returned to his family in the same condition as when it was confiscated. This ruling could have resulted in the exhumation of all of Arlington’s dead. Instead, Lee’s son sold the property to Congress for $150,000 in 1883.