Last Call: Prohibition Lantern Tours

By Historic Congressional Cemetery (other events)

9 Dates Through Aug 21, 2021

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 started before the rest of the nation in 1917 and lasted until 1934. Trespass into the past and discover the secrets of some of Congressional Cemetery’s “residents” from this most notorious time period in Washington, DC history.

From bootleggers to tee-totalers, explore the stories of lesser-known individuals buried here. Costumed actors will bring to life the stories of real individuals buried here at Congressional Cemetery. Experience the history of this hallowed ground exactly the way it should be experienced - in twilight and darkness, happening upon vignettes and individuals under the guidance of one of our own. 

Last Call takes place on one night. Hour-long tours depart every 15 minutes between 7 and 9 pm.

Once your tour is over, you will be asked to continue out of the Cemetery to make room for the next tour group.

Please Note: The Cemetery is unable to offer refunds or tour time changes, so please keep this in mind when purchasing tickets.
Comfortable shoes are encouraged, as are flashlights. Tours will not stay on the paths, so please be ready for uneven terrain.

This event is rain or shine.

Information about Congressional Cemetery:

Questions about Last Call? Email [email protected]

Mailing Address

1801 E Street, SE Historic Congressional Cemetery