Northern Virginia Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Northern Virginia - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Air Force Memorial

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Dedicated in 2006, this memorial honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the U.S. Air Force and its predecessor organizations...

Arlington House

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It was in Arlington that the two most famous names in Virginia history—Washington and Lee—became intertwined. George Washington Parke...

Arlington National Cemetery

  • Cemetery

Nearly 400,000 American war dead, as well as many notable Americans (among them presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy, General...

Drug Enforcement Administration Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Just across the street from the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City—a destination in itself for shoppers—is the DEA Museum, within the...

Kennedy graves

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A moving part of any visit to Arlington National Cemetery is a visit to the graves of John F. Kennedy and other members of his family.

Netherlands Carillon

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Outside the Arlington National Cemetery is the lovely and unusual 49-bell musical carillon presented to the United States by the Dutch...

Pentagon

  • Building/Architectural Site

The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense is the largest low-rise office building in the world. Approximately 24,000...

Section 27

  • Cemetery

Nearly 3,800 former slaves are buried in this part of Arlington National Cemetery. They're all former residents of Freedman's Village,...

Section 7A

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Many distinguished veterans are buried in this area of Arlington National Cemetery near the Tomb of the Unknowns, including boxing champ...

Theodore Roosevelt Island

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The island wilderness preserve in the Potomac River has 2½ mi of nature trails through marsh, swampland, and upland forest. It's an...

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