Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia

Memorial Amphitheater & Tomb of the Unknowns

A brief history;


  • Arlington Memorial Amphitheater is a colossal elliptical outdoor ampitheater designed by Thomas Hastings.


  • The Memorial Amphitheater was built as replacement for the older, wooden ampitheater near to Arlington House and dedicated in May 1920.


  • It is the setting for the annual services on Memorial Day and it is also used for many memorial services and funerals.



  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located on the plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater on top of hill overlooking Washington, D.C.


  • The tomb contains four vaults one for; World War I, World War II, Vietnam War & Korean War.

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