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Established in 1800, Washington DC was the fledgling capital of a fledgling nation. Built to house the seats of federal government, the nation’s capital soon became a city in its own right, a place where people lived, worked, and, of course, died. A mix of congressmen, merchants, military officers, diplomats, architects, and enslaved individuals comprised the fabric of the new capital, an experimental mix of people in an experimental new nation.

We invite you to experience the lives of the people in the early days of the Federal City in a new special tour of the cemetery grounds.

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

The Cemetery is open to dogs on Sundays. Please be aware of that off-leash dogs will be on the grounds at the time of the tour.

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

Sunday tours begin at 1:00 PM, rain or shine. Visitors may meet docents at the front gate of the cemetery located at the corner of E St. and Potomac Ave.

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