Only at Congressional Guided Introductory Tour

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

Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 67,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their stories are American history in microcosm, all in 35 acres of the nation's capital. Come and experience their extraordinary lives in a one of kind portal into [...]

$5

Gentleman’s Gambit: A Prohibition Era Mystery

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

On January 17, 1920, the United States went dry. The 18th Amendment ushered in a new era in American history, one characterized by booming business, new fashions, and immense cultural upheaval. And in the nation’s capital, politicians, bootleggers, activists, and everyone else in between all lived side by side, helping texture the stories from the [...]

$50
Event Series Death doula office hours

Death Doula office hours

Historic Congressional Cemetery Gatehouse 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

Visit the new Transition Tea Room during office hours on Sundays from 10am to 4pm, by appointment. These appointments are opportunities to meet with the Death Doula in Residence. Work on projects, research options, explore ideas, read, play deathy card games: bring a friend!

Cinematery: The Sixth Sense

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

I see dead people...and live people in the cemetery for Cinematery! We are so excited to bring the Bruce Willis led spooky thriller The Sixth Sense to Cinematery! Cinematery is our annual outdoor summer film screenings. Held on the cemetery grounds, this one-of-a-kind event allows you to enjoy the ambiance of the cemetery after dark while [...]

$10

Civil War at Congressional: Docent Tour

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

The United States was consumed by the Civil War from 1861 to 1865. Millions of individuals were swept up in the chaos of the conflict as the war raged for over four years. Come and explore the graves and memorials which showcase incredible individual stories from the Civil War in a docent led tour. Please [...]

$5

Tombs and Tomes Book Club July (In Person)

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

  Tombs and Tomes is Congressional Cemetery’s book club. We meet every other month on the second Tuesday in our historic Chapel, and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. (We meet the following Wednesday virtually) 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. [...]

Tombs and Tomes Book Club July (Virtual)

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

  Tombs and Tomes is Congressional Cemetery’s book club. We meet every other month on the second Tuesday in our historic Chapel, and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. (We meet the following Wednesday virtually) 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. [...]

Only at Congressional Guided Introductory Tour

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

Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 67,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their stories are American history in microcosm, all in 35 acres of the nation's capital. Come and experience their extraordinary lives in a one of kind portal into [...]

$5