Arlington National Cemetery – Updated Visitor Screening and Security

The following is a press statement from the Arlington National Cemetery about new security implements for visiting groups. More information can be found at

Effective immediately, all visitors 16 years of age and older (pedestrians, drivers, and passengers) must present valid photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Visitors include all funeral attendees, tourists, and personnel on official business. School group leaders and tour guides must also present the required identification. Original documentation is required. Paper copies or cell phone photos of identification are not accepted.

  • Visitors 18 years of age and older must present a valid U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification for entry.
  • Visitors 16 and 17 years old who do not have a U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification may present official school-issued photo identification for entry.
  • Persons who are not U.S. citizens must present a valid passport or U.S. State Department-issued photo identification for entry.