Mindfulness Among the Monuments

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

Experience Congressional Cemetery through Mindfulness Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural features of Congressional Cemetery through an outdoor mindfulness tour. Outdoor mindfulness is akin to Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, a Japanese wellness practice that helps individuals access the healing properties of nature. Research shows that extended contemplative time in nature calms the mind, promotes [...]

Congressional Unleashed: Pets Guided Tour

In honor of National Pet Adoption Day, we are bringing back our Congressional Unleashed tour! Discover where the bones are buried in a Fido-friendly tour of Congressional Cemetery led 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 [...]

$5

Tombs & Tomes Book Club September (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 September (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!).

Death Doula Days

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

This Saturday’s topic is: Dying Independently In our conversations this year it has come up often: how do we die independently? Single. Solo. No descendants. No living parents. No partners. So much of the business of dying involves “next of kin.” But of course many of us live independent lives without ties of offspring or [...]

Honey Pickup with the President

Did you order some of our Congressional Cemetery "Rest in Bees" Honey? Do you want to pick it up as soon as possible? Well, you are in luck! Stop by just outside the Gatehouse between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM on Saturday, September 16 to pickup any honey you have purchased. Jackie Spainhour, President, will [...]

Jewish Americans at Congressional Cemetery: Guided Tour

Jewish people have long called the national capital region home. Their history in the District of Columbia is long, varied, and rich. And at Congressional Cemetery, this rich history is on full display on the grounds in the form of the various gravestones, memorials, and other markers of Jewish interred resdients, Come and explore the [...]

$5

Book Signing Event: Grave featuring author Allison C. Meier

Please join Congressional Cemetery for a book signing event for author Allison C. Meier's new book, Grave from the Object Lessons series. The author will be present to sign books and meet and greet attendees. Books will also be for sale at the event. A complimentary tour of HCC's historic grounds will be offered with the [...]

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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

The DC Strings Workshop Connecting Through Community

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

The DC Strings Workshop Connecting Through Community Latin Jazz Concert featuring Chris Hon Friday, September 22, 6-7:30 pm Join us for a spectacular evening of Latin Jazz that will ignite your passion for music and culture. Immerse yourself in the rich, rhythmic melodies of Latin Jazz, featuring Chris Hon and other world-class musicians. Seating is [...]