Arlington National Cemetery Tour: A Private Tour of America’s Most Hallowed Ground
Discover America’s most revered grounds on your Arlington National Cemetery Tour 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 gravesites. 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 America’s conflicts. The tour is 3 1/2 hours long and most of it is out of doors. (The Robert E. Lee Memorial will be closed for repairs until Fall 2020.)
Fun Fact!: More than ten years after General Robert E. 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.