Arlington National Cemetery

Visit the resting place of those who have served the United States. Arlington National Cemetery is one of the two Army National Military Cemeteries in the United States. The cemetery is comprised of some of the land that belonged to Martha Washington’s grandson. Check out the Welcome Center for exhibits on the cemetery’s history before starting your tour. Places of interest include the Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial, Confederate Memorial, Korean War Contemplative Bench, Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial, and many others. Groups can also see John F. Kennedy’s Gravesite, the Changing of the Guard Ritual on the hour every hour, the Memorial Arboretum, and more.
 
Contact Info 
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211. Arlington County. Tel: 877-907-8585. Email: groups@arlingtontours.com. Website: www.arlingtoncemetery.mil. Hrs: Vary by season.  
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue