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Historic Congressional Cemetery

Sunday Strolls 2024

Washington, DC EDT
Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 67,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their stories are American history in microcosm, all in 35 … read more
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Past Events

Sunday Strolls 2023

Sunday Strolls 2023

Washington, DC
Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 65,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their story is our story and many of them lived noteworthy and extraordinary lives. Come and learn from one of our expert docents who …
Sun, Apr 2 2023 1:00 PM Sun, Nov 26 2023 2:30 PM

American Indian History: Guided Tour

American Indian History: Guided Tour

Washington, DC
Since 1807, the various burials, internments, inurnments, and memorials at Congressional Cemetery have reflected the history of Washington DC and the United States. They provide a unique window into American history, showcasing the American experience in microcosm. And it would be impossible to wri…
Sunday, November 19 2023 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

African Americans Tour 2024

African Americans Tour 2024

Washington, DC
African Americans, across history, have left their mark on the United States and this story of tragedy, endurance, and triumph are echoed in the graves of many individuals who are interred at Congressional Cemetery. From the formerly enslaved, to philosophers, to DC's Mayor for Life, come and join …
Saturday, February 10 2024 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Cemetery Speaker Series: Infectious Disease in World History

Cemetery Speaker Series: Infectious Disease in World History

Washington, DC
As long as human beings have existed, so too have infectious diseases. These invisible foes of humanity have proliferated and thrived across history, claiming the lives of untold billions across human history. The Covid-19 Pandemic illustrated to people living today the all too real prevalence of …
Saturday, November 18 2023 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Death Café 2023

Death Café 2023

Washington, DC
As an active burial ground, Historic Congressional Cemetery is well acquainted with death. But just what is a Death Café? Death Café is a global movement facilitating thoughts and discussion about the often taboo subject of death, It’s a intimate informal gathering to discuss death while eating ca…
Tue, Feb 7 2023 6:00 PM Tue, Dec 12 2023 7:30 PM

Celebrating the Legacy of HCC

Celebrating the Legacy of HCC

Washington, DC
Join Historic Congressional Cemetery for a fun evening with drinks, bites, and community to celebrate and support HCC, our mission, and legacy. This community fundraising event will feature the leaders of the cemetery and board, select volunteers, and local partners. Please help us toast to a succe…
Thursday, November 9 2023 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

American Military History Tour

American Military History Tour

Washington, DC
Prior to the creation of Arlington National Cemetery, Congressional Cemetery was the preeminent national cemetery. And many veterans of America's earliest wars chose Congressional Cemetery as their final resting place. This tradition continued throughout United States history and now thousands of v…
Saturday, November 11 2023 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Only at Congressional Tours 2023

Only at Congressional Tours 2023

Washington, DC
Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 65,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their story is our story and many of them lived noteworthy and extraordinary lives. Come and learn from one of our expert docents who …
Sat, Apr 1 2023 11:00 AM Sat, Nov 25 2023 12:30 PM

Holiday Pet Portraits 2023

Holiday Pet Portraits 2023

Washington, DC
In partnership with Just Walk, join us for a Holiday pet portrait event at your pup's favorite place! Options for portraits include either dog or family style. Plan to dress up in your favorite costume!  We will have some costume options available for your pet as well as seasonally cheery backgroun…
Sunday, December 3 2023 11:00 AM 3:00 PM

Presidential History Tour 2024

Presidential History Tour 2024

Washington, DC
Historic Congressional Cemetery is a microcosm of American and DC history. And little is synonymous with both quite like the White House. Dozens of individuals memorialized at the cemetery are connected to the office of the Presidency. They include cabinet members, vice presidents, assassination co…
Saturday, February 17 2024 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Mailing Address

1801 E Street, SE Historic Congressional Cemetery
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