Since 1864, the 624-acre national cemetery has been the final resting place for more than 400,000 American military personnel from the American Revolution to the present day. A number of notable Americans are buried here, including presidents John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Robert Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, and D.C. city designer Pierre L'Enfant. More than 4.5 million people visit each year to attend funeral services and special ceremonies that pay respect to veterans and historic figures.
Feel free to walk the grounds on your own or pay for the narrated shuttle bus tours that begin at the visitors' center. Photography is permitted throughout the cemetery, but should you encounter a funeral service or procession, refrain from taking pictures.