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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!).

WorldStrides Educational Travel Group Band Performance

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

Date of event: Saturday, March 12th. Time of event: 4pm - 4:30pm WorldStrides Educational Travel Group Band Performance by the Christian Brothers High School Band Open to the public and welcome volunteers to assist Open to dogs

Free

Notes from the Crypt Concert

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

Join us for our Notes from the Crypt concert! This chamber music concert is free but a reservation is required. The event will be limited to the first 40 reservations; thus, seating is first-come, first-served, so we recommend arriving early to select your seating. Don’t miss one of DC’s best kept secrets, with professional musicians [...]

Free

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Only at Congressional Guided Tour

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

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. All tours meet inside the front gate of the [...]

$5
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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

Chinese American Memorial Dedication

Range 99

In celebration of Qing Ming, the Chinese tomb-sweeping festival, and to commemorate the place of Chinese Americans in American history, 1882 Foundation and Historic Congressional Cemetery invite you to the unveiling of the refurbished memorial at Range 99, the burial site that marks the presence of Chinese Americans in D.C. and America. 1:00pm - Guided [...]

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Only at Congressional Guided Tour

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

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. All tours meet inside the front gate of the [...]

$5
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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

HCC and the Lincoln Assassination Guided Tour

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

In honor of the 157th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, join this FREE tour to learn about the myriad connections between the people buried at Congressional Cemetery who have a direct association with the assassination. You will discover many of our residents, such as: * One of the conspirators who was with John Wilkes Booth [...]

Free