Historic Congressional CemeteryWashington, DC, United States

Murder and Mayhem: Tragic Deaths at Congressional Cemetery Tour

By Historic Congressional Cemetery (other events)

Saturday, October 29 2022 11:00 AM 12:30 PM EDT

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 assassination conspirator, to the Reed family, tragically killed in a steam boat accident, are all covered on the tour. To learn more about the stories of their untimely demises, please join one of our docents for a specialty tour of the cemetery grounds which highlights these unfortunate episodes. 

Tickets are $5 per person. Comfortable attire is strongly encouraged. Please note that the cemetery is closed to dog walkers 11-3 on Saturdays. 

Meet the docent inside the front gate and the tour is rain or shine.

Mailing Address

1801 E Street, SE Historic Congressional Cemetery