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The Dead Tell the Best Stories: An App Review

Do you love interesting stories about our Cemetery’s “residents?” Of course you do! You’re following the Congressional Cemetery blog. You’re in great company, because so does Liz Ruskin, a woman who works in public radio, brings her dog Lola to the Cemetery, and has put together a truly engaging audio tour. This exclusive tour, aptly [...]

By |2019-07-26T12:25:21-04:00June 29th, 2017|News, Tours and Events|Comments Off on The Dead Tell the Best Stories: An App Review

In Their Own Words: Soul Strolls at Congressional Cemetery

For the past five years, we've hosted a Halloween gala in the cemetery called Ghosts and Goblets. It's a fantastic and quirky event, but for a number of reasons, we decided to retire the party. Never fear (we know we have some die-hard G&G fans out there), it's not going away completely. This year, we decided [...]

By |2019-07-26T11:34:11-04:00August 25th, 2015|Tours and Events|Comments Off on In Their Own Words: Soul Strolls at Congressional Cemetery

Behind the Scenes: Notes from the Crypt

I asked Eric deWaardt to write a blog post telling everyone a little bit more about the Notes from the Crypt concerts that he organizes monthly for the cemetery. He wrote the below post, but in true Eric fashion, he is far too humble in his explanation, which prompts me to properly introduce him. Eric is a [...]

By |2019-07-26T11:18:33-04:00June 9th, 2015|Tours and Events|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes: Notes from the Crypt

You’re Hosting What in the Cemetery?

Why does a cemetery need or choose to have events? Isn’t having ___________ (fill in the blank with an event) disrespectful to the dead? Cemeteries should be serene, peaceful spaces reserved for contemplation and mourning. As a historic yet active cemetery, we sometimes receive the above remarks and questions, along with similar commentary, in response [...]

By |2019-07-26T11:16:30-04:00May 19th, 2015|Tours and Events|4 Comments

Thinking of Warmer Days

Boston, we know. We've got nothing on you here in DC. But by anyone's standards, it is brutally cold here in the nation's capital. The wind is howling outside the cemetery gatehouse, and the staff feel lucky to be able to hunker down and view the beauty of the cemetery from the comfort of our [...]

By |2019-07-26T11:02:15-04:00February 19th, 2015|Tours and Events|Comments Off on Thinking of Warmer Days

Nerds unite!

Vice President Margaret Puglisi and Doug Graves at their nerdiest. And when we say "nerds," we most certainly mean it as a compliment. This comes directly from the cemetery staff members who have had in-depth conversations about their dream tombstones, hold firm opinions about their favorite "residents" in the cemetery, and whose idea of a good [...]

By |2019-07-26T09:47:09-04:00May 16th, 2014|Tours and Events|1 Comment

Maibockfest at Congressional Cemetery

Guest post from author Garrett Peck (check out his website). Did you miss out on getting tickets to Savor? Never fear: Historic Congressional Cemetery is throwing a Maibockfest on Saturday, May 10 from 3:00 - 6:00pm - and you’re invited. George Beckert (far left) may have been the first to brew lager in DC. He and [...]

By |2019-07-26T09:42:34-04:00April 24th, 2014|Tours and Events|Comments Off on Maibockfest at Congressional Cemetery

5 Reasons to Come to Congressional Cemetery on April 19th

Congressional Cemetery holds its Annual Meeting every year on the third Saturday of April, timed to coincide with the blooming cherry blossoms that populate the cemetery's landscape. The public is invited to hear about the state of the cemetery and listen to plans for the upcoming year. This year the Annual Meeting will take place [...]

By |2019-07-26T09:40:28-04:00April 3rd, 2014|Tours and Events|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Come to Congressional Cemetery on April 19th
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