Arlington Cemetery is one of our nation's most celebrated cemeteries. It is the final resting place for presidents, soldiers, and heroes of our nation. But it was not always so. Arlington Cemetery has a storied past as a historic mansion home with expansive grounds, a civil war stronghold, and as a freedman's village. Eventually, these grounds became one of the largest cemeteries in our nation.
But how much do you know about this famous cemetery?
Who was the house on the grounds built as a memorial to?
What famous Civil War general was married here?
How many tomb of the unknown soldiers are there at Arlington?
How many mausoleums are there at Arlington?
How many presidents are buried at Arlington?
Who was the first person buried at Arlington?
Find out more about Arlington National Cemetery and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts.
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