We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
22
All photos (22)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“civil war”(13 reviews)
“buried here”(4 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
-3°
Jan
-2°
Feb
10°
Mar
Contact
1450 Wilkes St, NOTE: Not to be confused with ARLINGTON National Cemetery, Alexandria, VA 22314-3424
Website
+1 703-221-2183
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (96)
Filter reviews
89 results
Traveler rating
47
33
9
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
47
33
9
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews john wilkes booth civil war buried here resting place american heritage history buff great history old town veterans guard wreaths civilian burial stroll touching alexandra metro
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 89 reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2018

On Saturday, December 15, Wreaths Across America will place wreaths on the Veterans memorials in this cemetery to honor those that served our country. Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony that starts promply at noon. Please come join us then.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank barrystauffer
Reviewed 3 December 2018

The whole place was very beautiful and very sad. It's a place where you go to quietly contemplate on life.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LoudonLiver
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Adjacent to the Alexandria African American Heritage Park. Quiet and lovely, especially in early morning or late afternoon. Graves, mostly Union troops & some U.S. Colored Troops, include government civilians who died trying to catch John Wilkes Booth.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Beautiful cemetery. During our 1 week stay in DC we enjoyed the cemetery walks on several occasions. So much history in Old Town Alexandra... overwhelming.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Ladyisred
Reviewed 28 May 2018

If you are a History buff or just want to see the resting place of some great American’s this is your place to go. It’s quiet, peaceful, and meticulously maintained.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Davin D
Reviewed 10 April 2018

As Veterans my husband and myself loved seeing how well this cemetery was cared for..It is beautiful and makes one very proud to walk through. Pride is definitely shown to those that have fallen for this wonderful country in Alexandria National Cemetery.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pamelal117
Reviewed 30 March 2018

If you like cemeteries, this is a nice one. Not so big, well kept. Very quiet, nice stoll. Birds are singing, the sun was nice and warm. No one around. Nice place to reflect on all the lives sacrified for the country, and all the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank carole_mist
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Walking through Alexandria National Cemetery is so peaceful! If you want to get right off the beaten path in Old Town, its worth a stroll!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank maryellenruff
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I think that this place is a big part of USA's story. The soldiers are so serius and I walked and heard in silence. You have to see the change of guard. E' un pezzo della storia di America. Emozionante il cambio guardia

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Diletta P
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I was in awe of the amount of people of old that were buried at this graveyard. There were several cemeteries in the general area and there was walking paths to walk through. I have never seen anything like it. Definitely felt like a walk...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Whiterabbit9
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 nearby hotels
Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town/Duke Street
835 reviews
.19 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town
634 reviews
.37 km away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria-Old Town
2,193 reviews
.48 km away
Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
1,430 reviews
.51 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 880 nearby restaurants
BRABO Restaurant
560 reviews
.51 km away
Laporta's Restaurant
299 reviews
.27 km away
Table Talk Restaurant
355 reviews
.31 km away
Sweet Fire Donna's
154 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 148 nearby attractions
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
623 reviews
.90 km away
National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum
53 reviews
.48 km away
Alfred Street Baptist Church
28 reviews
.74 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
explorer3
13 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from executivewench | Reviewed this property |
I honestly didn't know Alexandria national cemetery was a thing until about two years ago....i never realized people got the two confused but will endeavor to be clear on descriptions
0
Votes