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Arlington House: How Robert E. Lee’s Home Became Arlington National Cemetery

High on a hill above John F. Kennedy’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery is a commanding building that looks like a Greek temple. Arlington House, the former mansion of General Robert E. Lee, has a fascinating history. Built by slaves at the direction of George Washington’s grandson, the property was confiscated when Lee left the …

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12 Famous Graves to Visit in Arlington National Cemetery (After You’ve Paid Respect to JFK)

12 Graves to Visit in Arlington National Cemetery After You've Paid Respect to JFK

More than three million people visit Arlington National Cemetery annually. While President Kennedy’s eternal flame and the Tomb of the Unknowns are the most visited destinations within the 624-acre site, here are 12 other Arlington Cemetery notable graves. Roughly the size of 472 American football fields, Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place of …

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25 Facts about JFK Learned from a Visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

24 Facts about JFK Learned from a Visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Often described as young, handsome, and charismatic, most Americans know that the 35th president was born in Boston, raised in a large Irish Catholic family, and married to beautiful and elegant Jacqueline Bouvier. But did you know that he was awarded The Purple Heart for his service during World War II? Or that he was …

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5 Little Known Facts About the Kennedy Family Graves at Arlington National Cemetery

Kennedy Tram Stop Sign

When President John F. Kennedy’s burial was televised on November 25, 1963, it was the first time Americans from coast to coast could participate in the funeral of a leader without being physically present. And by selecting the 624-acre site in the nation’s capital, rather than a plot in the family’s home state of Massachusetts, …

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Paying Respect to the Kennedys Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Silence and Respect Sign at JFK Gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery

With its perpetually burning eternal flame, John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, is one of the most notable graves at Arlington National Cemetery. But the Kennedys have laid several loved ones to rest in the Kennedy Family Plot at  Arlington National Cemetery in addition to JFK. Near the center of a cemetery the size of more than …

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Everything You Need to Know BEFORE You Visit Arlington National Cemetery

View of Lincoln Memorial from Kennedy Family Graves

From the giant sarcophagus containing the remains of an unknown American soldier to a sea of white marble headstones dotting the green rolling hills, every American should visit Arlington National Cemetery at least once to pay their respects. Here’s everything you need to know before you visit the military cemetery in Washington, DC. Before it …

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12 Fun Things to Do in Billings, Montana

View of Billings from Bluff

Like many places in Big Sky Country, Billings quickly grew around the expanding railroad in the 1880s. And today, there’s something for everyone when you visit Billings. From history to hiking and mansions to malbec, you won’t want to miss these fun things to do in Billings, Montana. In Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck expressed how …

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