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CANCELED – Day of the Dog Festival – see you on April 17, 2021

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington

Congressional Cemetery is hosting its eighth annual Day of the Dog festival to celebrate everything we love about dogs. We’ll have activities for both people and their pups, including contests, games, demonstrations and much more. Local pet vendors and services will also be present, as well as pet adoption agencies and shelters with dogs and [...]

Event Series Only at Congressional Guided Tour

Only at Congressional Guided Tour

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. Please come prepared with comfortable clothing and shoes, as [...]


Halloween Pet Portraits

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

In partnership with Just Walk, join us for a Halloween pet portrait 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 spooky backgrounds and decorations. Portraits will take [...]


LGBT History Month Walking Tour

Join docent Jeff Rollins for an LGBTQ tour of Historic Congressional Cemetery in honor of LGBT History Month.  HCC is the only known cemetery in the world with a dedicated LGBTQ section.  Find out who is buried here! Please come prepared with comfortable clothing and shoes, as the tours often stray from the main paths. [...]