To commemorate its 150th anniversary, Arlington National Cemetery has updated the popular ANC Explorer app, which enables family members and the public to explore Arlington's rich history.
Users can locate gravesites and other points of interest throughout the cemetery, generate front-and-back pictures of a marker or monument, and receive step-by-step directions to these locations. The app also provides emergency and event notifications, self-guided tours, and the ability to share on popular social media sites. Users can save favorite places in the new My Content feature to create their own custom walking tours.
Added the ability to route to the nearest restroom, bus stop, or water fountain from within the cemetery grounds.
Ratings and Reviews
Works in some aspects
The app is very nice for searching for different areas of the cemetery and great for getting around. I just don’t like that there are features that seem to have issues in ALL updates; one mainly being the details section of the search results.
I LOVE that I can locate my grandmothers location with the app as I don’t get to go here often enough to remember how to get there. But there is a feature that when you search a persons grave they show the tomb; when I got to see hers it was so nice to get to see it even though I couldn’t be there. However that only worked like once and always gives a network error message when I try since (multiple times over a couple years).
I still recommend this app as it is still a wonderful help to get around and unless you have family (or someone specific) you want to see a picture of their grave; the problematic issue I seem to have won’t even effect you.
Downloaded the App. Can’t get past the “Tap anywhere to close this help screen”. Closed the app and now when I open it, it’s just a flat black screen. Tried uninstall, nothing helped.
Search does not work
Search for a grave feature would not work. Kept saying "You need to be connected to the internet to use this feature." I was connected to the internet. Deleted the app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.