Founding the Federal City: Capital Connections Tour

Historic Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington

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 [...]