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Recess: Hike & Changing of Guard/Arlington National Cemetery

  • Meet at Arlington Cemetery Visitors Center Arlington Cemetery Visitors Center Arlington VA, 22211 United States (map)


Join an Elements RECESS for a unique and powerful excursion through the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Whether it’s your first time or 50th, visits to this hallowed property are always meaningful.

Let’s take advantage of all our city has to offer!



  • 10:00 -12:30: We will meet outside the visitors center. Once through the security screening, we will have time to peruse the visitors center and then head out to the grounds. We will make stops at John F Kennedy gravesite, Arlington House, Memorial Amphitheater, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and witness the 11:00 Changing of the Guard Ceremony.


  • Getting There:

    • By Car: enter ‘Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211’ to your navigation and follow signs to the parking garage. Cars cost $2 per hour and payment is credit card only.

    • By foot or bike (from Georgetown area) Follow trails to cross Memorial Bridge and meet RECESSers at Visitors Center

    • By metro: Blue Line Arlington Cemetery stop: meet recessers outside Visitors Center

  • There is a security checkpoint. Recommend bringing minimal to no bags to expedite screening. Random ID checks so please bring ID

  • What to Wear: Dress for the weather and bundle up; warm, wicking layers & hat & gloves.

  • What to Bring; your ID & water.

  • No Dogs allowed on this RECESS

  • Estimated mileage: 4+/- miles

  • Weather Plan & Refund Policy: Inclement weather date is Tuesday, November 13th from 10:00 - 12:30.


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