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Upcoming Events

Historic Congressional Cemetery

Sunday Strolls 2022

Washington, DC EST
Due to the increased demand, we are happy to offer in-person tours on Sundays. Our Sunday tours will begin at 1 pm, and will be an informal look at the history of Congressional Cemetery.

Death Café

Washington, DC EST
As an active burial ground, Historic Congressional Cemetery is well acquainted with death. But just what is a Death Café?

Holiday Pet Portraits 2022

Washington, DC EST
In partnership with Just Walk, join us for a Holiday pet portrait event in 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 co… read more
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Past Events

Soul Strolls 2022: Criminal Sins

Soul Strolls 2022: Criminal Sins

Washington, DC
Around the dawn of the 20th century, Washington, DC and the United States of America was a hot bed of activities deemed to be sinful. Gambling was rampant, prostitution was legal, and violence was just another part of life. Millions of individuals engaged in and with the criminal world, some innoce…
Fri, Oct 14 2022 6:00 PM Sat, Oct 22 2022 10:45 PM

Mostly Mothers: The Eternal Maternal at Congressional Cemetery Tour

Mostly Mothers: The Eternal Maternal at Congressional Cemetery Tour

Washington, DC
Originally created for Mother's Day visitors, this tour focuses exclusively on women for whom motherhood was central to their identities, their lives and sometimes their deaths.  Women celebrated on this tour may have been biological mothers, such as Lucy Bell, who devoted her life to fighting for …
Sun, May 8 2022 1:00 PM Sun, Nov 20 2022 2:30 PM

American Military History Tour

American Military History Tour

Washington, DC
This tour will be a walk through American military history, from the American Revolution to the present, through the stories and personalities of military graves and memorials at Historic Congressional Cemetery. For years, Congressional Cemetery's docents have consistently offered Saturday tours o…
Saturday, September 10 2022 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Halloween Pet Portraits 2022

Halloween Pet Portraits 2022

Washington, DC
It's back! In partnership with Just Walk, join us for a Halloween pet portrait in 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 spooky ba…
Sunday, October 30 2022 11:00 AM 3:00 PM

Only at Congressional Guided Tour 2022

Only at Congressional Guided Tour 2022

Washington, DC
Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery, sharing the secrets and stories of this hidden gem. Among the 65,000 burials at Congressional are scores of noteworthy citizens who left their mark on the city and the nation. Find out more about their amazing stories. This tour takes a broad loo…
Sat, Apr 2 2022 11:00 AM Sat, Nov 26 2022 12:30 PM

Honey Harvest 2022

Honey Harvest 2022

Washington, DC
It's baaaacckk! See what all the buzz is about and help with Congressional Cemetery's Fall honey harvest! Space is limited to 15 helpers, so sign up quickly for your chance to learn the ins and outs of harvesting and bottling honey. Participation fee includes tutorial on the honey harvest and one b…
Tuesday, October 11 2022 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Murder and Mayhem: Tragic Deaths at Congressional Cemetery Tour

Murder and Mayhem: Tragic Deaths at Congressional Cemetery Tour

Washington, DC
Many of the interred residents at Congressional Cemetery endured traumatic and unfortunate deaths. Murders, suicides, executions, and accidents are just some of the catastrophes which marked the ends of some of those buried at the cemetery. Individuals from David Herold, an infamous Lincoln assassi…
Saturday, October 29 2022 11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Cinematery

Cinematery

Washington, DC
Join us on the cemetery grounds this summer for a screening of light-hearted films exploring the galaxy.  Feel free to bring your own drink and food. Alcohol is permitted. Gates open about an hour before sunset (June 7:30pm) and the movie begins at sunset, (June 8:30pm). Times are adjusted for the …
Fri, Jun 3 2022 7:30 PM Fri, Sep 2 2022 9:30 PM

Pride LGBTQ+ History Tour

Pride LGBTQ+ History Tour

Washington, DC
Join docent Jeffrey Rollins for an LGBTQ+ tour of Historic Congressional Cemetery. HCC is the only known cemetery in the world with a dedicated LGBTQ section.  Find out who is buried here and DC’s role in the history of the LGBTQ rights movement! Please come prepared with comfortable clothing and …
Sat, Jun 25 2022 1:00 PM Sat, Oct 15 2022 12:30 PM

The Civil War Tour at Congressional Cemetery 2022

The Civil War Tour at Congressional Cemetery 2022

Washington, DC
The United States was consumed by the Civil War from 1861 to 1865. Millions of individuals were swept up in the chaos of the conflict as the war raged for over four years. Come and explore the graves and memorials which showcase incredible individual stories from the Civil War in a docent led tour.…
Saturday, July 9 2022 9:30 AM 11:00 PM

Mailing Address

1801 E Street, SE Historic Congressional Cemetery
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