Driving into the Cemetery can be difficult, use our driving information to ensure enough time to arrive so you do not miss the funeral. You can also find detailed maps of the cemetery to help find your loved ones.
Google Map of Arlington National Cemetery
Sections of Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington Area Road Map
From the South
Drive north on Interstate 95. Near the Capital Beltway, I-95 will merge with Interstate 495.
Do NOT merge onto I-495. Continue traveling north on Interstate 395 north toward Washington, D.C.
Take exit 8-B (Arlington National Cemetery exit) to Route 27.
Stay in the left lane until reaching the traffic circle (on the Virginia side of the Memorial Bridge).
Bear right in the left hand lane around the traffic circle to Memorial Drive.
You will see the Arlington House on the hill ahead.
From the North
Drive south on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD – 295) or south on Interstate 95 until you reach to the Capital Beltway (I-495).
You can travel on either I-95 or on I-495.
If you follow I-95, stay on the Beltway to I-395 north and then take exit 8-B (Arlington National Cemetery exit) to Route 27. Stay in the left lane until reaching the traffic circle (on the Virginia side of the Memorial Bridge). Bear right in the left hand lane around the traffic the circle to Memorial Drive. You will see the Arlington House on the hill ahead.
If you follow I-495, stay on the Beltway to the George Washington Parkway. Continue on the GW Parkway and then take the Arlington Cemetery-Memorial Bridge exit. Merge left with the traffic exiting from Route 110. At the stop sign, make a left onto Memorial Drive. See the directions above for arriving on Memorial Drive.
From the West
Follow Route 66 east to exit 73 for Lee Highway.
Follow Lee Highway to Fort Myer Drive. Make a right on to Fort Myer Drive. Follow Fort Myer Drive, and immediately after passing over a bridge, make a left on Route 50.
The Iwo Jima Memorial will be to your right. Follow Route 50 and stay in the right hand lane.
Exit onto George Washington Parkway and stay in the right hand lane. Follow the GW Parkway until you see a sign for Arlington National Cemetery. Take the exit to Arlington National Cemetery and stay to your left. At the stop sign, make a left turn onto Memorial Drive.
On Memorial Drive
There will be a security guard who will be directing all traffic into the Visitors Center parking facility.
If you are visiting the cemetery for a funeral, stay to the right on Memorial Drive and inform the security guard that you are attending a funeral. Please provide the name of the decedent to the guard.
If you are going to a service at the Administration Building, please continue on Memorial Drive as instructed by the guard.
If you are attending a chapel service prior to a funeral, you will not be able to drive to the Old Post Chapel or Memorial Chapel on Joint-Base Myer-Henderson Hall from Arlington National Cemetery without DoD decals on your vehicle and the appropriate identification (government-issued photo ID, valid driver license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance). All vehicles without DoD decals must enter through JBM-HH Hatfield gate. As of 2017, the Hatfield gate is the only way into the base for civilians attending a funeral at old post chapel or memorial chapel.