The Arlington National Cemetery is a military cemetery founded during the civil war (on the land of what used to be the Arlington House, which belonged to Mary Anna Custis Lee, the great-granddaughter of Martha Washington and the wife of General Robert E. Lee).
This self-guided tour, created by the historian and tour guide Canden Arciniega for Free Tours by Foot, focuses on the notable women buried in Arlington Cemetery.
Among the visiting sites on the map are – the Women in Military Service in America Memorial & Museum, the Spanish American War Nurses & The Nurses Memorial, and the gravesites of pioneering women in medicine, technology, art, aviation, and more. Many of these women were Firsts in their field, as Hazel Johnson-Brown, the first black woman general in the United States Army; Grace Hopper, a computer programmer; and the oldest active-duty commissioned officer, Anita Newcomb McGee, who was one of the first female physicians in DC, and many more.
Follow the map in any order you like, and while wandering around, make sure to notice interesting headstones and more notable women.