Recurring Event Only at Congressional Guided Tour

Only at Congressional Guided Tour

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery, sharing the secrets and stories of this hidden gem. Among the 65,000 burials at Congressional are scores of noteworthy citizens who left their mark on the city and the nation. Find out more about their amazing stories. All tours meet inside the front gate of the [...]

$5
Recurring Event Sunday Stroll in the Cemetery

Sunday Stroll in the Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

Docents may pick their favorite stories or give a specialized tour, rather than giving a standard broad look at the cemetery's history. Join us for a grab bag of history and lore! Our Sunday tours will begin at 1 pm, and will be an informal look at the history of Congressional Cemetery. Please be aware [...]

$5

Death Cafe

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

As an active burial ground, Historic Congressional Cemetery is well acquainted with death. But just what is a Death Café? Death Café is a global movement facilitating thoughts and discussion about the often taboo subject of death, It’s a intimate informal gathering to discuss death while eating cake and drinking tea. It has no agenda [...]

Free

Holiday Pet Portraits

Historic Congressional Cemetery, 9/11 Memorial Path 1801 E Street, SE, Historic Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC

  In partnership with Just Walk, join us for a Holiday pet portrait event in your pup's favorite place! Options for portraits include either dog or family style. Plan to dress up in your favorite costume! We will have some costume options available for your pet as well as seasonally cheery backgrounds and decorations. Portraits [...]

$30.00
Recurring Event Notes from the Crypt Concert

Notes from the Crypt Concert

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

Join us in our historic 1903 Chapel for an intimate concert featuring a few of D.C.'s best musicians! This chamber music concert is free to attend but there is limited seating. The event will be limited to approximately 50 seats,  thus, seating is first-come, first-served, so we recommend arriving early to select your seat. Don’t [...]

Recurring Event Death Doula Days

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

No one likes to talk about dying, right? We do! Bring your curiosity, your courage, and a sense of humor as we sit around the table at the gatehouse (almost) every Saturday in 2023 to explore our worries and wonderment about mortality. Join our new death doula in residence, Laura Lyster-Mensh, for a weekly series [...]

Tombs & Tomes Book Club January (In Person)

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

Tombs and Tomes is Congressional Cemetery's book club. We meet every other month in our historic Chapel (unless otherwise noted), and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. Our book selections have no rhyme and reason; however, our choices tend to stray towards the macabre, as is natural for a cemetery book club. Our very first meeting was in September 2013 and we chose to read Stiff, by Mary Roach (pictured here with Doug Graves, Congressional Cemetery's mascot and NOT a real skeleton!).

Tombs & Tomes Book Club January (Virtual)

Selection: Over My Dead Body: Unearthing the Hidden History of America’s Cemeteries by Greg Melville Melville’s Over My Dead Body is a lively (pun intended) and wide-ranging history of cemeteries, places that have mirrored the passing eras in history but have also shaped it. Cemeteries have given birth to landscape architecture and famous parks, as well as [...]

Free
Recurring Event Death Doula Days

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

No one likes to talk about dying, right? We do! Bring your curiosity, your courage, and a sense of humor as we sit around the table at the gatehouse (almost) every Saturday in 2023 to explore our worries and wonderment about mortality. Join our new death doula in residence for a weekly series of conversations [...]

Recurring Event Death Doula Days

Death Doula Days

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

No one likes to talk about dying, right? We do! Bring your curiosity, your courage, and a sense of humor as we sit around the table at the gatehouse (almost) every Saturday in 2023 to explore our worries and wonderment about mortality. Join our new death doula in residence for a weekly series of conversations [...]