Arlington's Cultural Tour II (Self Guided), Arlington

Arlington was established in 1801 in Alexandria County at the time, known today as Arlington County, across the Potomac from the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Arlington has a rich historical heritage clearly illustrated in the city’s cultural attractions. Take the following tour to discover the local cultural sites.
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Arlington's Cultural Tour II Map

Guide Name: Arlington's Cultural Tour II
Guide Location: USA » Arlington (See other walking tours in Arlington)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.2 Km or 4.5 Miles
Author: gabriela
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Arlington Planetarium
  • Regal Cinemas
  • Arlington Arts Center
  • Church at Clarendon
  • AMC Theaters
  • Fort C.F. Smith
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Arlington Planetarium

1) Arlington Planetarium

The Arlington Planetarium, located downtown, was built in the 1960s to promote education in science and astronomy in the city. Also including a science museum, it is open for public multimedia programs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. After the performance, guests can gaze at the night sky through its high-powered telescope.
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Regal Cinemas

2) Regal Cinemas

Regal Cinemas, a nationwide chain of movie theaters and the country’s largest, features RealD Digital 3D to enhance the movie-going experience. Screening the latest major motion pictures, the Regal Premium Experience will definitely change your outlook on the usual movie night.
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Arlington Arts Center

3) Arlington Arts Center

The Arlington Arts Center, also known as AAC is a private nonprofit contemporary visual arts center based in Arlington and established in 1974. Housed since 1976 in the historic Maury School, it presents artworks from regional artists in the mid-Atlantic states.

The center is composed of exhibitions, educational programs and subsidized studio spaces and wants to increase awareness and appreciation of, and involvement in, the visual arts in Arlington County VA and the region. At 17,000 square feet, the facility includes 9 exhibitions galleries, working studios for 13 artists and 2 classrooms and is one of the largest non-federal venues for contemporary art in the Washington metropolitan area. The AAC organizes around 12 exhibitions a year. The AAC offers classes for adults, teens and children to help the beginners or the professional to improve their artistic skills.

Opening hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

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Church at Clarendon

4) Church at Clarendon

The Church at Clarendon, built in the 1950s in the New England Georgian style, is popular among locals. Currently, the congregation meets at First Baptist Ballston due to the building's deteriorating condition. This stunning architecture is an historic landmark that should definitely not be missed.
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AMC Theaters

5) AMC Theaters

AMC Theaters, located in downtown Arlington, is a popular attraction, being the second largest chain of movie theaters in the United Sates. Offering entertainment for all ages, you can watch the latest blockbusters and premieres and enjoy a unique movie-going experience.
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Fort C.F. Smith

6) Fort C.F. Smith

Fort C. F. Smith was a small fort constructed by the Union Army as part of the defense of Washington, D.C. during the American Civil War.

The new post was constructed by Union troops in early 1863 and named for Charles Ferguson Smith. The fortification extended the line of Arlington forts to the Potomac River. Along with Forts Strong, Morton, and Woodbury, it functioned as part of the outer perimeter of defenses that protected the Aqueduct Bridge of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The fort consisted of lunettes facing south and west and two bastions to the north to protect it from attack up the ravines from the Potomac. The fort was entered from the east by a road that crossed Spout Run and proceeded up the hill to Fort Strong. To provide clear lines of fire for Fort C.F. Smith and adjacent forts, all of the trees for miles around were cut down. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

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Walking Tours in Arlington, Virginia

Create Your Own Walk in Arlington

Create Your Own Walk in Arlington

Creating your own self-guided walk in Arlington is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Southern Arlington Tour

Southern Arlington Tour

Although many of Arlington’s most popular and accessible attractions can be found downtown, its suburban area contains a unique charm definitely worth checking out. Take the following tour to get a glimpse of the southern part of Arlington overlooking the Potomac River.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Kids Tour in Arlington

Kids Tour in Arlington

Arlington offers a unique experience for visitors, regardless of age or interests, featuring a wide variety of entertainment and adventure for the entire family. Take the following tour to discover the best entertainment for kids Arlington has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 Km or 3.9 Miles
Arlington's Cultural Tour I

Arlington's Cultural Tour I

Arlington, located across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., possesses an amazing cultural heritage awaiting to be discovered, including galleries, cinemas, memorials and more. Take the following tour to discover the city's most fascinating cultural attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 Km or 4 Miles
Daily Life in Downtown Arlington

Daily Life in Downtown Arlington

Besides its numerous tourist attractions, Arlington has a warm and active daily life, including many sites frequented by locals. Take the following tour to get a glimpse of a typical day in downtown Arlington through the eyes of those who live and work in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles