Actors at Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is the resting place for people from all walks of life, including some accomplished actors.

Lee Marvin was a popular character actor from Broadway to television to the big screen. He was in numerous movies including, The Dirty Dozen and had an Academy Award winning performance in Cat Ballou. He served in the 4th Marine Division in World War II. He was wounded twice in the Battle of Saipan. After over a year of medical treatment in naval hospitals, Marvin was given a medical discharge with the rank of private first class. He previously held the rank of corporal, but had been demoted for troublemaking

 

Charles Durning’s best-known films included The Sting, Dog Day Afternoon, Tootsie, and O Brother, Where Art Thou. And He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. On D-Day Durning was with the Army’s First Infantry Division and in the first wave of troops that landed on Omaha Beach. He was the only survivor of his unit that day. After being wounded by a German anti-personnel mine, he spent six months recovering. And then was assigned to the 100th Infantry Division and participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

 

Maureen O’Hara was an Irish actress known for delivering quick, well-played lines while portraying strong and passionate characters. She starred in such classics as How Green Was My Valley and Miracle on 34th Street. She also starred opposite her good friend John Wayne in a number of films. After a 20-year retirement, O’Hara returned to the screen to star opposite John Candy in the romantic comedy Only the Lonely. She was married to pioneering Air Force brigadier general Charles F. Blair.

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
2 to 8

Above It All - Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece. Perched on a hill overlooking the city it is the second largest cathedral in the country and the 6th largest in the world. It is a living work of art filled with stained-glass, hand-carved wood, and wrought iron. While a modern structure (finished in 1990) it is constructed in the old-world way and has no structural steel.

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55 USD
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
1 to 8

Hidden on Capitol Hill

Few people think beyond the Capitol when they think of the Hill. This tour takes you to the heart of a neighborhood with a fascinating history that still speaks to us today. Learn about these famous locations from a former Capitol Hill resident.

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250 USD
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
1 to 8

Embassy Row: Divinity & Diplomats

Most Embassy Row tours don’t venture far beyond Dupont Circle. But ours does. We see it all from top to bottom. This stretch of Massachusetts Avenue used to be called Millionaires Row where Gilded Age robber-barons built grand mansions. Today those mansions house most of Washington’s embassies, along with private clubs and statues of world heroes such as Mandela, Gandhi, and Churchill – and we will be right in the heart of it.

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250 USD