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Trespass into the past and discover the secrets of some of Congressional Cemetery’s “residents.” Soul Strolls, the Cemetery’s annual twilight tours, explore the stories of individuals buried here through guided tours and costumed interpreters. Experience the history of this hallowed ground exactly the way it should be experienced in October – in twilight and darkness, happening upon vignettes and individuals under the guidance of one of our “Dozen Decent Docents.”

Soul Strolls take place over four nights, October 16-17 and October 23-24. Hour-long tours depart every 15 minutes between 6 and 10 pm. Adult tickets are $35; children 12 and under are $15.

To buy tickets, please see our Ticketleap page:

Beer, wine, and cider tickets will be for sale on-site. You are welcome to arrive ahead of your scheduled time to enjoy a drink at our bar. There will also be a bar located along your tour route to redeem your drink tickets for a refresher. Once your tour is over, you will be asked to continue out of the Cemetery to make room for the next tour group – capacity is limited due to COVID-19 regulations for the District of Columbia.

WE ARE NOT HAVING A VIP AREA THIS YEAR because we are not encouraging people to socialize in the Cemetery after the tour has concluded. You can continue with your group to one of the local restaurants or bars to enjoy the rest of your evening. Thank you for your understanding as we try to comply with the COVID-19 restrictions in place for Washington, DC.

Comfortable shoes are encouraged, as are flashlights. Tours will not stay on the paths, so please be ready for uneven terrain.

This event is rain or shine.

Information about Congressional Cemetery: www.congressionalcemetery.org

Questions about Soul Strolls? Email staff@congressionalcemetery.org