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Historic Congressional Cemetery

Photos with Santa

Washington, DC
Please join us at Congressional Cemetery for our annual Photos with Santa event! Come to the Cemetery on Sunday, December 2nd for your chance to have pictures taken with Santa himself. For a suggested donation of $35, you ... read more
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Past Events

Exploring Sound and Film: Concert and Lecture

Exploring Sound and Film: Concert and Lecture

Washington, DC
Join us in the Congressional Cemetery Chapel for a concert and lecture featuring Dr. Phil Carluzzo of the GW University. Among other clips, see the original silent movie of Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein," starring our very own HCC resident Mary Fuller. Accompanied by a string quartet, we'll be expl...
Sunday, November 11 2018 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Soul Strolls

Soul Strolls

Washington, DC
Soul Strolls is sold out online. There are a limited number of General Admission tickets available on-site only on the night-of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. These tickets are $30. Trespass into the past and discover the secrets of some of Congressional Cemetery’s “residents.” S...
Fri, Oct 19 2018 7:00 PM Sat, Oct 27 2018 10:00 PM

The Science of Frankenstein

The Science of Frankenstein

Washington, DC
It's the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and in honor of this literary landmark Congressional Cemetery is hosting educator Dean Howarth for "The Science of Frankenstein." Learn about the macabre experiments that inspired Shelley's own creation, and watch as these electrical expe...
Saturday, September 22 2018 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

An Evening with Poe

An Evening with Poe

Washington, DC
Atmosphere is everything, and it is with this in mind that we invite you to An Evening with Poe in the Congressional Cemetery Chapel. Edgar Allan Poe (as portrayed by actor Tim Beasley) will read three tales of terror and woe: “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee” and “The Telltale Heart.” Sip your wine whi...
Friday, September 7 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Inventors & Innovators: Cinematery VIP Tours

Inventors & Innovators: Cinematery VIP Tours

Washington, DC
Make the most out of your Cinematery experience and join us for the ultimate VIP sneak preview. Our gates open at 7:30 to the public for this event, but a few special guests can get in early to take an evening stroll through Congressional Cemetery's sprawling 35 acres, guided by one of our expert...
Friday, July 20 2018 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

LGBT Tours

LGBT Tours

Washington, DC
Congressional Cemetery, currently led by gay President Paul K. Williams, is believed to be the world’s only cemetery with a LGBT section. Although earlier LGBT burials are located in HCC, the gay corner began in 1988 with Leonard Matlovich. Matlovich was a gay rights advocate who appeared on the ...
Sat, Jun 9 2018 12:30 PM Sun, Jun 10 2018 1:30 PM

Puppy Yoga

Puppy Yoga

Washington, DC
Ready to see how your downward dog stacks up against the real thing? Join the adoptable puppies and dogs of Lucky Dog Animal Rescue at our annual Day of the Dog festival for our first ever Puppy Yoga! Roll out your mats for a 30-minute gentle yoga class taught by Kelly Carnes, while the cutest ad...
Saturday, May 12 2018 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

A Revolutionary Book Party

A Revolutionary Book Party

Washington, DC
To celebrate the publication of two new Emerging Revolutionary War Series book titles, Congressional Cemetery is hosting a book lecture and reception with authors Mark Maloy and Robert Orrison. These titles, "Victory or Death: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton" and "A Single Blow: The Battles ...
Thursday, April 26 2018 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Dead Men's Hollow Farewell Concerts

Dead Men's Hollow Farewell Concerts

Washington, DC
Beloved local band Dead Men’s Hollow returns to the Chapel for two final shows - one early, one late - before the award-winning Americana/bluegrass group ends its 17-year run. On March 24, 2018, catch DMH’s early (7-8pm) or late show (8:30-9:30pm). All tickets $20 each (plus a small service fee)....
Saturday, March 24 2018 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

Photo Contest

Photo Contest

Washington, DC
Everyone of all ages is invited to participate in HCC’s Photo Contest. It costs $5 to enter the contest, and contestants can submit up to two photos per category. Please email your photos to Kymberly at kmattern@congressionalcemetery.org with “Photo Contest” as the subject line. Be sure to state ...
Thu, Mar 1 2018 1:00 AM Sun, Mar 18 2018 12:00 AM

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