Event Series Death Doula Days

Death Doula Days

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

TOPIC FOR THIS WEEK: HUMOR AND DEATH Stop by any time during our open hours 10am-1pm but between 11 and noon we will have a special guest around the table: Kathy Flann, whose essay Why Was I So Full of Jokes When My Dad Died? made us laugh and think. Why is humor so often part of [...]

Only at Congressional Guided Tour

Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 65,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their story is our story and many of them lived noteworthy and extraordinary lives. Come and learn from one of our expert docents who will share the stories [...]

$5

Sunday Stroll Guided Tour

Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 65,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their story is our story and many of them lived noteworthy and extraordinary lives. Come and learn from one of our expert docents who will share the stories [...]

$5

Only at Congressional Guided Tour

Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 65,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their story is our story and many of them lived noteworthy and extraordinary lives. Come and learn from one of our expert docents who will share the stories [...]

$5

Sunday Stroll Guided Tour

Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 65,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their story is our story and many of them lived noteworthy and extraordinary lives. Come and learn from one of our expert docents who will share the stories [...]

$5
Event Series Death Cafe

Death Cafe

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

As an active burial ground, Historic Congressional Cemetery is well acquainted with death. But just what is a Death Cafe? Death Cafe is a global movement facilitating thoughts and discussion about the often taboo subject of death, It’s a intimate informal gathering to discuss death while eating cake and drinking tea. There is no agenda [...]

Free

Cemetery Speaker Series: The Lincoln Assassination

On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head while watching a play at Ford's Theatre. The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, jumped to the stage floor and fled. The next day, April 15, President Lincoln died as a result of his wounds. With Booth's escape, the largest manhunt in American history ensued [...]

$5

Congressional Unleashed: Pets Guided Tour

Discover where the bones are buried in a Fido-friendly tour of Congressional Cemetery by one of our expert docents. This variation of our introductory tour highlights a selection of some of our notable residents, many of whom were devoted to dogs and pets. You’ll learn about the origin of our celebrated K9 Corps and its [...]

$5

America 250! Plaque Dedication Ceremony

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

Please join Congressional Cemetery and the District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution for a dedication ceremony celebrating the installation of a new historic "America 250!" marker at the graveside of Elbridge Gerry, the only signer of the Declaration of Independence interred in Washington DC. The event is free and open to the public [...]

Only at Congressional Guided Tour

Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 65,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their story is our story and many of them lived noteworthy and extraordinary lives. Come and learn from one of our expert docents who will share the stories [...]

$5