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Historic Congressional Cemetery

Soul Strolls

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 c... read more
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Past Events

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 1 2019 12:00 PM Sat, Jun 8 2019 1:30 PM

No Kidding: Baby Goat Bottle Feeding!

No Kidding: Baby Goat Bottle Feeding!

Washington, DC
We're not kidding around!  Help Prosperity Acres farm bottle feed our herd of baby goats in-between their separate ticketed yoga sessions!  Following the feeding, you'll have plenty of time to purchase goat swag, tee shirts, and enjoy a mimosa or two and watch the fun (must be 21+).  Be sure to ...
Sat, May 18 2019 11:45 AM Sun, May 19 2019 1:45 PM

No Kidding: Baby Goat Yoga!

No Kidding: Baby Goat Yoga!

Washington, DC
We're not kidding around!  Join a herd of young baby kids for the first ever Goat Yoga in the city!  Roll out your mats for a 45-minute gentle and informative yoga class taught by the esteemed Kelly Carnes, while the cutest baby goats roam and take advantage of you transforming yourself into a li...
Sat, May 18 2019 11:00 AM Sun, May 19 2019 1:15 PM

No Fooling: You CAN Have a Green Burial at Congressional Cemetery

No Fooling: You CAN Have a Green Burial at Congressional Cemetery

Washington, DC
Do you recycle and seek to minimize your carbon footprint? Learn how to make your final disposition more environmentally friendly by greening your final arrangements. Pioneering death educator Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death®, uses film clips and humor to teach about ...
Monday, April 1 2019 5:30 PM 7:30 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 Sunday, December 2nd for your chance to have pictures taken with Santa himself. For a suggested donation of $30, you will receive a personal thumb drive of all the images taken. We are accepti...
Sunday, December 2 2018 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

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 2018

Soul Strolls 2018

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

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