Death Doula Days

Death Doula Days

Congressional Cemetery hosted visitors for Death Doula Days on Saturdays mornings throughout 2023 with a weekly rotating slate of different death positive programs, activities, and discussions.

What is a Death Doula?

Death Doulas, or “end of life doulas,” are trained, non-clinical supporters of dying people and their families. Death doulas offer support with telling one’s life story, planning for death, and vigil at the end of life.

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Death Literacy Activities

  • Transition Tea Room

    June 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Visit the new Transition Tea Room during office hours on Sundays from 10am to 4pm, by appointment. Morning appointments are individual opportunities to meet with the Death Doula in Residence, and afternoon appointments are shared with other visitors. Work on projects, research options, explore ideas, read, play deathy card games: join us!

    logo for Transition Tea Room with tea in an hourglass
  • Death Cafe at Congressional Cemetery

    June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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    We welcome you to join us at one of our monthly Death Cafes at Historic Congressional Cemetery. As an active burial ground, Historic Congressional Cemetery [...]

Death Doula Days