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 [...]

$5

Sunday Stroll in the Cemetery

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

Due to the increased demand, we are happy to offer in-person tours on Sundays in addition tours on Saturdays. Our Sunday tours will begin at 1 pm, and will be an informal look at the history of Congressional Cemetery. Please be aware that the cemetery is open to dogs on Sundays, so please only visit [...]

$5

Tomes & Tombs November Book Club

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 in our historic Chapel (unless otherwise noted), and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. 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. Our very first meeting was in September 2013 and we chose to read Stiff, by Mary Roach (pictured here with Doug Graves, Congressional Cemetery's mascot and NOT a real skeleton!). It's free to join, and mostly free to attend. For each meeting, we simply ask that you bring either a $5 donation or a bit of food or wine to share with the group. Extra points for brownies! Interested in learning more? Read our January 2014 blog post about Tombs and Tomes, or request to join our Goodreads group. Still interested? Email Sarah for more info and to RSVP for a meeting.

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 [...]

$5

Veteran’s Day Walking Tour

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

This tour will be a walk through American military history, from the American Revolution to the present, through the stories and personalities of military graves and memorials at Historic Congressional Cemetery. Please come prepared with comfortable clothing and shoes, as the tours often stray from the main paths. The Cemetery is closed to dogs on [...]

$5

CANCELLED: Sunday Stroll in the Cemetery

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

Due to the increased demand, we are happy to offer in-person tours on Sundays in addition tours on Saturdays. Our Sunday tours will begin at 1 pm, and will be an informal look at the history of Congressional Cemetery. Please be aware that the cemetery is open to dogs on Sundays, so please only visit [...]

$5

Sunday Stroll in the Cemetery

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

Due to the increased demand, we are happy to offer in-person tours on Sundays in addition tours on Saturdays. Our Sunday tours will begin at 1 pm, and will be an informal look at the history of Congressional Cemetery. Please be aware that the cemetery is open to dogs on Sundays, so please only visit [...]

$5

PRO Crew

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

Preservation & Restoration Opportunities (PRO) Crew Conservation Service Day Sign up for this hands-on experience to participate in restoration projects throughout the Cemetery, learn techniques in preservation, and help to save this treasured place. Projects will consist of various repair projects such as gravestone cleaning, stabilizing, resetting, and landscaping. Space is limited. Sign ups are [...]

Free

Event Series Tomes & Tombs VIRTUAL Book Club

Tomes & Tombs VIRTUAL Book Club

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 in our historic Chapel (unless otherwise noted), and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. 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. Our very first meeting was in September 2013 and we chose to read Stiff, by Mary Roach (pictured here with Doug Graves, Congressional Cemetery's mascot and NOT a real skeleton!). It's free to join, and mostly free to attend. For each meeting, we simply ask that you bring either a $5 donation or a bit of food or wine to share with the group. Extra points for brownies! Interested in learning more? Read our January 2014 blog post about Tombs and Tomes, or request to join our Goodreads group. Still interested? Email Sarah for more info and to RSVP for a meeting.

Event Series Tomes & Tombs VIRTUAL Book Club

Tomes & Tombs VIRTUAL Book Club

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 in our historic Chapel (unless otherwise noted), and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. 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. Our very first meeting was in September 2013 and we chose to read Stiff, by Mary Roach (pictured here with Doug Graves, Congressional Cemetery's mascot and NOT a real skeleton!). It's free to join, and mostly free to attend. For each meeting, we simply ask that you bring either a $5 donation or a bit of food or wine to share with the group. Extra points for brownies! Interested in learning more? Read our January 2014 blog post about Tombs and Tomes, or request to join our Goodreads group. Still interested? Email Sarah for more info and to RSVP for a meeting.