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Welcome to Historic Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery is a 35 acre historic yet active burial ground located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Initially known as the Washington Parish Burial Ground, Congressional became the first truly national burial ground as Congress bought sites, buried noted civil servants, and funded the infrastructure.

Among the nearly 70,000 burials at Congressional are scores of noteworthy citizens who left their mark on the city and the nation. Sites are still available for sale to anyone that may be interested in joining these intriguing individuals. Find out more about their amazing stories by exploring the Cemetery’s web site or joining a free Saturday tour April through October at 11:00 AM.

The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that operates all aspects of the cemetery according to a long term lease with the property owner, Christ Church Washington Parish.  Please join the Association and help launch its third century of service to the Nation’s Capital.

The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk daily. The business office is open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Cemetery Hours

Daily
Dawn – Dusk

Business Hours

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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