Pride Run 5k

Please join the DC Front Runners Pride Run Foundation at their 12th annual Pride Run 5K,  proudly hosted by the Historical Congressional Cemetery, on Friday, June 7, 2024.  Registration is $55 (only $45 if you get you register before 3/31/24) and includes a commemorative t-shirt, medal, after party with a live DJ, drag performances, and [...]

$55.00

Plot Twist: Yoga in the Cemetery

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

This Vinyasa yoga class will be accessible to yogis of all levels! We will move through postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. The Vinyasa practice is a moving meditation that helps create strength, freedom and fluidity in the body and mind! Participants should check in with the instructor and gather at the front [...]

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

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!

[ASL Interpreted] Only at Congressional Guided Introductory Tour

Join us for a guided introductory tour of Congressional Cemetery-- for the first time, with ASL interpretation! Two guides will interpret the docent's tour into American Sign Language. All are welcome! 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, [...]

$5

Plot Twist: Yoga in the Cemetery

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

This Vinyasa yoga class will be accessible to yogis of all levels! We will move through postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. The Vinyasa practice is a moving meditation that helps create strength, freedom and fluidity in the body and mind! Participants should check in with the instructor and gather at the front [...]

Cemetery Speaker Series: Leonard Matlovich, A Purple Heart

“I believe that we must be the same activists in our deaths that we were in our lives.” - Leonard Matlovich 1987 Along with its other claims to fame, why, when, and how did Congressional Cemetery become even more historic for attracting a still-growing number of out LGBTQ+ residents; the largest known in the world, [...]

$5

Founding the Federal City: Capital Connections Tour

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

Established in 1800, Washington DC was the fledgling capital of a fledgling nation. Built to house the seats of federal government, the nation's capital soon became a city in its own right, a place where people lived, worked, and, of course, died. A mix of congressmen, merchants, military officers, diplomats, architects, and enslaved individuals comprised [...]

$5

Peterbug Day 5K

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

Join us for the 2nd Annual Peterbug Day 5k sponsored by the Fulcrum Foundation: A Celebration of the DC Historic Landmark Designation and Juneteenth. Every year in June, the corner of E Street & Peterbug Matthews Way SE comes alive to celebrate the contribution of John "Peterbug" Matthews and the remembrance of Juneteenth. This year, [...]

$30

Plot Twist: Yoga in the Cemetery

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

This Vinyasa yoga class will be accessible to yogis of all levels! We will move through postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. The Vinyasa practice is a moving meditation that helps create strength, freedom and fluidity in the body and mind! Participants should check in with the instructor and gather at the front [...]