LGBTQ+ History Month Walking Tour

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

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. [...]

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Sunday Stroll in the Cemetery

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

Docents may pick their favorite stories or give a specialized tour, rather than giving a standard broad look at the cemetery's history. Join us for a grab bag of history and lore! Our Sunday tours will begin at 1 pm, and will be an informal look at the history of Congressional Cemetery. Please be aware [...]

$5

Secret Washington DC Book Signing

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

Book signing for SECRET Washington DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure by Joann Hill Free walking tour by experienced HCC tour guide Hoff the Harmonica Case Man (also featured in the book) Books for Sale and Signing by the Author

John Philip Sousa Birthday Concert

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

HCC will start the program at 10:30am with a short awards ceremony, followed by a brief lecture by a John Philip Sousa impersonator himself! The Marine Corps band will enter through the 17th Street gate at precisely 11:00am for a 25 minute concert at the grave site, located near the chapel. Rain or shine, free [...]

Free

Meet the New President

After the John Philip Sousa Birthday celebration, stick around for a meet and greet with Jackie Spainhour, the new President of Historic Congressional Cemetery. Jaclyn “Jackie” Spainhour is a writer, researcher, nonprofit professional, and special needs mom living in Alexandria, Virginia. She is an alumnus of Old Dominion University and sits on the Board of [...]

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Tomes & Tombs Book Club

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

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!).

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Tomes & Tombs Book Club

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

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!).