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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 clothing and shoes, as the tours often stray from the main paths.

The Cemetery is closed to dogs on Saturdays, 11:00-3:00.

The tour is rain or shine.

Reservations are required. $5 donation per person

You may purchase tickets here!