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The various internments at Congressional Cemetery are a time capsule of American history. And this is especially true for the War of 1812. Sometimes called the “2nd War for Independence” the conflict saw the fledgling Americans squaring off with the British once again. Across the continent and on the high seas, Americans fought under the Stars and Stripes for their country. Due to Congressional Cemetery’s status as one of the first burial grounds of national resonance, many War of 1812 connected individuals decided on Congressional as their final resting place, including two Commanding Generals of the Army, a Choctaw War Chief, and the man who saved the original copy of the Constitution from destruction.

Come and discover the War of 1812 in an incredibly unique way, through the gravestones and memorials left behind by those who were there.

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

The tour is rain or shine.

Reservations are required. $5 donation per person

You may purchase tickets here!