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Arlington House to close for one year

Perched high atop Arlington National Cemetery, the former home of Robert E. Lee and his wife Mary will close for extensive renovations for one year beginning in Sept. 2016. Operated by the National Park Service, Arlington House gets a long … Continue reading

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Lightning hit the eternal flame and other ANC notes

The annual meeting of Washington tour guides and Arlington National Cemetery officials is always filled with details, but one really woke us up. Lightning hit the eternal flame at John F. Kennedy’s grave in August. If you’ve ever been there … Continue reading

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Earthquake damage to Arlington House

Visitors aren’t allowed upstairs at Arlington House high above Arlington National Cemetery after the Aug. 23 earthquake created several long cracks against the back wall. While already amid renovations to install climate control, the staircase is now considered unsafe because … Continue reading

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