Northern Virginia Sights

Netherlands Carillon

  • Meade and Marshall Drs. Map It
  • Arlington
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 10/28/2015

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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 people in 1960 in gratitude for aid received during World War II. For a good view of Washington, look to the east across the Potomac. From this vantage point the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol appear side by side. The bells are programmed to play patriotic music including the "Star-Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful" and even the Dutch national anthem. Call the National Park Service for times.

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Meade and Marshall Drs., Arlington, Virginia, 22211, United States

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Published 10/28/2015


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