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Historic Congressional Cemetery

Cinematery Twilight Tours

Washington, DC
Make the most out of your Cinematery experience and join us for the ultimate sneak preview. Our gates open at 7:00 to the public for this event, but a few special guests can get in early to take an evening stroll through C... read more

Cinematery, Round Two and a Half

Washington, DC
Apparently our August Cinematery wasn't meant to be. Between generator issues and an ill-timed storm...well, it just wasn't our night. Our September Cinematery is on the 22nd, and we'll be showing Chinatown at 8 pm. In add... read more

LGBT Tour

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 ... read more
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Past Events

Lecture: Thumbscrews, Nails, and Coffin Handles

Lecture: Thumbscrews, Nails, and Coffin Handles

Washington, DC
Lecture is $10 is held in our historic Chapel. Your donation inclues a pre-event happy hour from 6 to 7 pm, and the lecture begins at 7. Objects found during archaeological excavations are generally the best way to date any given site. The same holds true for the excavation of graves and burial ...
Thursday, September 14 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Cinematery Twilight Tours

Cinematery Twilight Tours

Washington, DC
Make the most out of your Cinematery experience and join us for the ultimate 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 Doz...
Saturday, August 19 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Cinematery Twilight Tours

Cinematery Twilight Tours

Washington, DC
Make the most out of your Cinematery experience and join us for the ultimate 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 Doz...
Saturday, July 15 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

LGBT Tour

LGBT Tour

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 10 2017 12:30 PM Sat, Jun 17 2017 3:00 PM

Dead Men's Hollow Concert

Dead Men's Hollow Concert

Washington, DC
Congressional Cemetery is delighted to host local band Dead Men's Hollow for their second concert in our historic Chapel. Dead Men's Hollow's influences include bluegrass, country, blues, and gospel, and their set will include original and traditional music (with a murder ballad or two thrown in!...
Saturday, April 8 2017 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

Notes from the Crypt Holiday Concert

Notes from the Crypt Holiday Concert

Washington, DC
'Tis the season for a holiday concert in a cemetery! Congressional Cemetery's monthly Notes from the Crypt concerts get a special boost this December with our first-ever holiday concert. Join us in our historic 1903 Chapel for an intimate concert featuring a few of D.C.'s best musicians. All proc...
Sunday, December 11 2016 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

Washington, DC
Please join us at Congressional Cemetery for our annual Photos with Santa event! Come to the Cemetery on Saturday, December 3rd for your chance to have pictures taken with Santa himself. For a suggested donation of $25, you will receive a personal thumb drive of all the images taken. We are accep...
Saturday, December 3 2016 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Honey Harvest

Honey Harvest

Washington, DC
See what all the buzz is about and help with Congressional Cemetery's fall honey harvest! Space is limited to 20 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 bottle of honey...
Wednesday, November 2 2016 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Dead Men's Hollow Concert

Dead Men's Hollow Concert

Washington, DC
Congressional Cemetery is delighted to host local band Dead Men's Hollow for a macabre and spooky set in our historic Chapel. With a band name that perfectly fits the venue, this is an essential event to fit into your busy Halloween schedule. Dead Men's Hollow's influences include bluegrass, coun...
Saturday, October 8 2016 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Trivia with Tim

Trivia with Tim

Washington, DC
Think you're a true history nerd? Want to test your chops against some of this town's best and brightest? Join us at Congressional Cemetery for our U.S. history trivia night. Registration is $5 per person. Each team may have up to 6 people. Registration slots are first come, first served, so we a...
Monday, September 26 2016 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

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