News & Updates

Arlington National Cemetery is seeking public comments on joint agreement

Posted on 2/13/2013
Arlington National Cemetery is seeking public comment on a draft Programmatic Agreement (PA) for operations, maintenance, and repair activities at Arlington National Cemetery. This agreement was developed among Arlington National Cemetery, the Virginia State Historic Preservation Officer, and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The PA establishes procedures for landscape and monument maintenance, minor repairs to buildings, structures, and objects to be consistent with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation. The document will streamline compliance with National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 review, and institutes procedures for the protection of unexpected archaeological finds. Major construction and expansion projects are not the subject of the agreement, and Section 106 for those actions will follow standard procedures.

Kennedy flame to receive upgrades

Posted on 2/5/2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District awarded a Maryland company a contract, Jan. 31, to upgrade the John F. Kennedy eternal flame at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

Restoration ongoing for Mast of the Maine; upcoming for JFK flame

Posted on 1/28/2013
Two highly-visited sites at Arlington National Cemetery are going through significant restoration and replacement projects.

Vehicle access within Arlington National Cemetery restricted on Sat., Jan. 26 until 1 p.m. -- Impacts those with family passes

Posted on 1/25/2013
There will be no vehicular access to the cemetery except through the gate to the parking garage until after the wreath cleanup at approximately 1 p.m.

Information for Wreaths Across America Clean Up 2013

Posted on 1/22/2013
Some important things to know for the Wreaths Across America cleanup day, Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Arlington National Cemetery unveils new exhibits at ribbon cutting ceremony, Sunday, Jan. 20

Posted on 1/17/2013
Arlington National Cemetery is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony, this Sunday, Jan. 20 at 9:15 a.m., to unveil the first major upgrade to the historical displays in the Welcome Center’s main hall in more than 20 years. The new exhibit tells the story of Arlington National Cemetery and its significance to the Nation. The cornerstone of the new exhibit is a life-size replica of U.S. Army bugler, Staff Sgt. Jesse Tubb, who will also be present to unveil his statue. The event is free and open to the public.

Vehicle access from the DC to Arlington National Cemetery Restricted Jan. 21

Posted on 1/16/2013
Vehicle access from Washington, DC to Arlington National Cemetery will be restricted on Monday, Jan. 21 for Inauguration activities. Memorial Bridge will be open for pedestrian traffic only. Visitors should consider using Metro. For additional information, please go to:

Arlington shuttle and bookstore will be closed this Sunday, Jan. 20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Posted on 1/16/2013
ANC Tours and the bookstore at Arlington National Cemetery will be closed this Sunday, Jan. 20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for an event in the Visitors Center. No tours will operate during this time period. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Arlington Cemetery Metro stop closed this weekend, Jan. 11-13, starting Friday at 10 p.m. thru system closing on Sunday

Posted on 1/10/2013
Arlington Cemetery Metro stop closed this weekend, Jan. 11-13, starting Friday at 10 p.m. thru system closing on Sunday Metro will is performing major track work Jan. 11-13, 2013 that affects the Arlington Cemetery Metro stop. The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through system closing on Sunday. Buses will replace Blue Line trains between Pentagon and Rosslyn to allow for NTSB-recommended track circuit replacement, fastener replacement and joint elimination. Blue Line trains will operate in two segments: - Between Franconia-Springfield and Mount Vernon Square (via the Yellow Line bridge) at regular weekend intervals. - Between Largo Town Center and Rosslyn at regular weekend intervals. Free shuttle bus service will operate between Pentagon and Rosslyn stations with an intermediate stop at Arlington Cemetery. Passengers using shuttle bus service should allow 20 minutes of additional travel time. Customers traveling between Blue Line stations south of Pentagon and stations east of L'Enfant Plaza should transfer at L'Enfant Plaza for a faster trip without the need to use shuttle buses.

Items that illuminate or emit sounds

Posted on 12/20/2012
The United States Army has adopted the recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery to control some of the personal items placed in the cemetery, including Section 60.