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Prior to the creation of Arlington National Cemetery, Congressional Cemetery was the preeminent cemetery of national memory. Accordingly, many veterans of America’s earliest wars chose Congressional Cemetery as their final resting place. This tradition continued throughout United States history and now thousands of veteran graves dot the landscape of our historic grounds. Join one of our expert docents for a military history focused tour of the cemetery in honor of Memorial 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.

You may reserve your ticket below or by using this link.