Created By: Georgetown University
Welcome to Arlington National Cemetery. Founded in 1864, this 639-acre preserve is the final resting place of almost 400,000 servicemembers and their families.
This tour covers the events of the 1900-1901 Boxer Rebellion and the role of the China Relief Expedition. You will visit 12 different gravesites of Americans who served in China during the conflict. These graves were selected to give a broad picture of the conflict and a small representation of the dozens of Boxer Rebellion veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery. At each grave you will learn a little about the individual and about an episode in the conflict.
This tour will take you on a roughly 2.4 mile walk around some of the most interesting yet obscure memorials in the cemetery. While the roads are paved and the lawns well-maintained it is advisable that you wear appropriate footwear. If you have mobility issues, please consider purchasing a tram ticket as part of the Arlington Cemetery Tram tours. The tram makes four ‘hop on/off’ stops which are relatively close to this tour’s stops. Tickets may be purchased inside the Welcome Center at the box office and outside in the tram circle at the marked podium. They may also be purchased online at www.arlingtontours.com. Additionally, after leaving the Welcome Center, there is only one restroom on this tour, located near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
As we begin, please make your way through the Welcome Center, and make a right towards the tram circle. Continue to Eisenhower Drive and make another right. Continue on Eisenhower/Schley Drive until you reach the intersection of the Custis Walk (if you get to the turn to the President Taft Monument, you have gone too far). Continue up the walk a few hundred feet. When you reach the Robert Todd Lincoln grave, turn left. The first stop is about 25 feet from the walk.
This point of interest is part of the tour: The Story of the Boxer Rebellion at Arlington National Cemetery