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Upcoming Events

Historic Congressional Cemetery

Halloween Pet Portraits 2021

Washington, DC
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 costum… read more

Only at Congressional Guided Tour 2021

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 nat… read more

Sunday Strolls 2021

Washington, DC
Due to the increased demand, we are happy to offer in-person tours on Sundays in addition to the Facebook Live tours on Saturdays. Our Sunday tours will begin at 1 pm, and will be an informal look at the history of Congressi… read more
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Past Events

Dinner and a Movie: Frankenstein

Dinner and a Movie: Frankenstein

Washington, DC
We are going to follow the model of "Dinner & a Movie" for Cinematery again this year. We want people to enjoy the Cemetery at night, but we want to make sure we do it safely! Tickets will be limited to 100 people. Join us for an evening under the stars!So pack your chairs or picnic blanket and pla…
Friday, July 2 2021 6:30 PM 10:30 PM

Dinner and a Movie: The Mummy

Dinner and a Movie: The Mummy

Washington, DC
We are going to follow the model of "Dinner & a Movie" for Cinematery again this year. We want people to enjoy the Cemetery at night, but we want to make sure we do it safely! Tickets will be limited to 100 people. Join us for an evening under the stars!So pack your chairs or picnic blanket and pla…
Friday, August 6 2021 6:30 PM 10:30 PM

Sickness Unto Death Guided Tour

Sickness Unto Death Guided Tour

Washington, DC
The COVID Pandemic is but one of a long line of sicknesses that have ravaged this country and much of the world throughout human history.  Like many cities of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Washington DC had poor public sanitation that resulted in many deaths from the waves of cholera that swep…
Sat, Apr 17 2021 1:00 PM Sat, May 29 2021 2:00 PM

Dinner and a Movie: Dracula

Dinner and a Movie: Dracula

Washington, DC
We are going to follow the model of "Dinner & a Movie" for Cinematery again this year. We want people to enjoy the Cemetery at night, but we want to make sure we do it safely! Tickets will be limited to 100 people. Join us for an evening under the stars!So pack your chairs or picnic blanket and pla…
Friday, June 4 2021 5:30 PM 10:00 PM

Congressional Unleashed: HCC and Man's Best Friend

Congressional Unleashed: HCC and Man's Best Friend

Washington, DC
Discover where the bones are buried in a Fido-friendly* tour of Congressional Cemetery.  This variation of our introductory tour highlights a selection of our most famous residents, many of whom were devoted to dogs.  You’ll learn about the origin of our celebrated K9 Corps and its vital role in HC…
Sun, Apr 25 2021 11:00 AM Sun, Jun 6 2021 12:00 PM

LGBTQ+ History Guided Tour

LGBTQ+ History Guided 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 …
Saturday, October 2 2021 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Last Call: Prohibition Lantern Tours

Last Call: Prohibition Lantern Tours

Washington, DC
Intended to be the model dry city for the country, Washington, DC ended up with more than 3,000 speakeasies and a widespread disregard for the law of the land. Even Congress employed its own bootleggers, known as the Man in the Green Hat (now immortalized by a locally made gin). Prohibition in DC s…
Saturday, August 21 2021 7:00 PM 10:30 PM

LGBT Tour

LGBT Tour

Washington, DC
Join docent Jeffrey Rollins for an LGBTQ tour of Historic Congressional Cemetery in honor of Pride month. 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 co…
Saturday, June 26 2021 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Soul Strolls Twilight Tours 2021

Soul Strolls Twilight Tours 2021

Washington, DC
Trespass into the past and discover the secrets of some of Congressional Cemetery’s “residents.” Soul Strolls, the Cemetery’s annual twilight tours, explore the stories of individuals buried here through guided tours and costumed interpreters. Experience the history of this hallowed ground exactly …
Fri, Oct 15 2021 6:00 PM Sat, Oct 23 2021 11:00 PM

Dinner and a Movie: Wolf Man

Dinner and a Movie: Wolf Man

Washington, DC
We are going to follow the model of "Dinner & a Movie" for Cinematery again this year. We want people to enjoy the Cemetery at night, but we want to make sure we do it safely! Tickets will be limited to 100 people. Join us for an evening under the stars!So pack your chairs or picnic blanket and pla…
Friday, September 3 2021 6:30 PM 10:30 PM

Mailing Address

1801 E Street, SE Historic Congressional Cemetery
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