A cemetery is not a place many people want to go to on a daily basis. However, the Arlington National Cemetery is one that will always be visited daily by tourists. When you think of a cemetery, you don’t imagine people would want to go there for tourism, but rather only to remember family members. According to the Arlington National Cemetery website, “More than four million people visit the Arlington National Cemetery annually…” I, for example, have close relatives that are buried at this Cemetery -- my grandfather and great aunt. Many people come to visit families and attend the burials of their loved ones; about 100 services happen every week, according to the Arlington National Cemetery website.
This cemetery started during the Civil War, by the Union soldiers taking over the estate, who were displeased with Robert E. Lee, who previously lived on the property. It is located in Arlington, Virginia, where the estate overlooks Washington D.C. However, many other monuments attract tourists, such as the Arlington House and the Tomb of the Unknowns.