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Arlington National Cemetery

In-Person Program

Morning Tour

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1CS002
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$45 - Member
$55 - Non-Member

Materials for this program

  1. COVID Guidance for In-Person Tours

Abner Doubleday, a General in the U.S. Army, is often credited with having invented baseball (section 1)

Please Note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for participation on all tours; additionally, current CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines (at the time of the tour) will be followed.

Of the more than 400,000 service members buried at Arlington National Cemetery, several of the most unusual were interred in Section 1. Here rest the remains of a diverse cross section of U.S. service members who served in wars and conflicts going back to the American Revolution.

Join Jim Carr, U.S. Army Colonel (ret.) and current president of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, D.C. on a walking tour of Section 1. Discuss headstone iconography and design and visit the graves of notable and colorful figures, including John Wesley Powell, a Grand Canyon explorer and a founder of the National Geographic Society; Hiram Bingham III or “Andean Jones.” discoverer of Machu Picchu; Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, who defended the Philippines at Bataan; Congressman Parren Mitchell, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus; Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee, founder of the Society of Spanish American War Nurses; and a figure who looms large over the cemetery’s history: Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, onetime Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army.

General Information

  • Registration for this tour will end by 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
  • The tour meets at the Arlington National Cemetery's Welcome Center next to Memorial  Drive.
  • For additional tour information:
Tour meets inside the entrance to the
Welcome Center at Arlington Cemetery
Metro: Arlington Cemetery