Only at Congressional Guided Introductory Tour

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

Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 67,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their stories are American history in microcosm, all in 35 acres of the nation's capital. Come and experience their extraordinary lives in a one of kind portal into [...]

$5

Notes from the Crypt

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

Join us for classical music in the intimate setting of the chapel performed by violinists Angelia Cho and Carole Evans, violist Andrew Eng and cellist Mark Evans. The program will be String Quartets by Mozart, Puccini and Webern: Webern "Langsamer Satz" Puccini "Chrysanthemums" Mozart Quartet in C Major K. 465 "Dissonance" FREE ! Seating is [...]

Transition Tea Room

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

Visit the new Transition Tea Room during office hours on Sundays from 10am to 4pm, by appointment. Morning appointments are individual opportunities to meet with the Death Doula in Residence, and afternoon appointments are shared with other visitors. Work on projects, research options, explore ideas, read, play deathy card games: join us!

Death Cafe at Congressional Cemetery

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

We welcome you to join us at one of our monthly Death Cafes at Historic Congressional Cemetery. 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 to encourage discussion about the often-taboo subject of death. These are intimate [...]

Big Chair gathering: meet the artists

Historic Congressional Cemetery Big Chair 1801 E St SE, Washington, DC, United States

Join us as we gather to introduce the newest Message of Hope painting on the cemetery's famous Big Chair. This informal gathering at 2:30pm on May 3 outside the cemetery gates will introduce the painter of this installation and recent artists, as well as allow us to honor a recent Big Chair artist who died [...]

Only at Congressional Guided Introductory Tour

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

Join us for a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery! Over 67,000 people are interred at Congressional Cemetery, ranging from 1807 all the way until the present day. Their stories are American history in microcosm, all in 35 acres of the nation's capital. Come and experience their extraordinary lives in a one of kind portal into [...]

$5

Silent Book Club of Death

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

Like book clubs, but want to read your own book? Want to reflect on your mortality in the company of polite bookworms? Looking for an anti-social social club, where you can meet people then politely ignore them? Catherine, the Death Project Manager, and leader of the Silent Book Club of Death worldwide, will be welcomed by our Death Doula in Residence.

Free