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
Event Series Notes from the Crypt Concert

Notes from the Crypt Concert

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

Join us in our historic 1903 Chapel for an intimate concert featuring a few of D.C.'s best musicians! This chamber music concert is free to attend but there is limited seating. The event will be limited to approximately 50 seats,  thus, seating is first-come, first-served, so we recommend arriving early to select your seat. Don’t [...]

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

Tombs & Tomes Book Club May (In Person)

Historic Congressional Cemetery 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!).

Tombs & Tomes Book Club May (Virtual)

Historic Congressional Cemetery 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!).

Mostly Mothers: The Eternal Maternal Guided Tour

In honor of Mother's Day, this tour focuses exclusively on women for whom motherhood was central to their identities, their lives and sometimes their deaths. Women celebrated on this tour may have been biological mothers, such as Lucy Bell, who devoted her life to fighting for her family’s freedom from slavery, and expectant mother Sarah [...]

$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 our nation's capital, politicians, bootleggers, activists, government officials, cooks, servants, and everyone else in between all lived side by side, helping texture [...]

$30

American Military History: Guided Docent Tour

Prior to the creation of Arlington National Cemetery, Congressional Cemetery was the preeminent national cemetery. And many veterans of America's earliest wars chose Congressional Cemetery as their final resting place. This tradition continued throughout United States history and now thousands of veteran graves dot the landscape of our historic grounds. Join one of our expert [...]

$5