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African Americans, across history, have left their mark on the United States and this story of tragedy, endurance, and triumph are echoed in the graves of many individuals who are interred at Congressional Cemetery. From the formerly enslaved, to philosophers, to DC’s Mayor for Life, come and join one of our expert docents for an exploration of African American history in honor of Emancipation Day.

Please come prepared with comfortable and weather appropriate clothing and shoes, as the tours often stray from the main paths.

The Cemetery is closed to dogs on Saturdays from 11am – 3pm.

Reservations are required and a tour reservation is a $5 donation.

Saturday tours begin at 11 am, rain or shine. Visitors may meet docents at the front gate of the cemetery located at the corner of E St. and Potomac Ave.

Reserve your tickets here or below!