Death Doula Days

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

Our special drop in guest will be A.J. Orlikoff, Congressional Cemetery’s own Director of Public Engagement, for a Q&A on military death. As always when we have a special guest for Q&A this is from 10:30am to 11:30am. You are welcome, of course, to arrive or leave any time during Death Doula Day office hours 10am until noon.

Cemetery Speaker Series: Infectious Disease in World History

As long as human beings have existed, so too have infectious diseases. These invisible foes of humanity have proliferated and thrived across history, claiming the lives of untold billions across human history. The Covid-19 Pandemic illustrated to people living today the all too real prevalence of infectious diseases on human societies, but this relevance is [...]

$5

American Indian History Guided Tour

Since 1807, the various burials, internments, inurnments, and memorials at Congressional Cemetery have reflected the history of Washington DC and the United States. They provide a unique window into American history, showcasing the American experience in microcosm. And it would be impossible to write the narrative of American history without the story of the American [...]

$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

Death Doula Days

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

This Saturday’s topic is “What is Loving End of Life Preparation?” Our special drop in guests will be Catherine, Death Project Manager; Gabby Jimenez, The Hospice Heart ; and Lisa Pahl of TheDeathDeck. As always when we have special guests for Q&A this is from 10:30am to 11:30am. You are welcome, of course, to arrive or leave any time during Death Doula Day office hours 10am until noon.

Holiday Pet Portraits

    In partnership with Just Walk, join us for a Holiday Pet Portrait event in your pup’s favorite place! Options for portraits include either dog or family style. Plan to dress up in your favorite costume! We will have some costume options available for your pet as well as seasonally cheery backgrounds and decorations. [...]

$30

Congressional Cemetery Holiday Market

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

Holiday Market Sunday Dec 3rd, 2023 - 11am to 4pm Make this festive season extra special at the first HCC Holiday Market, featuring one-of-a kind gifts, hand crafted treasures, and delectable treats, all made by local makers, bakers, artists, and vendors. Admission is free. Dogs are welcome. Download Holiday Market Flyer   A HUGE [...]

Death Doula Days

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

This Saturday’s topic is: Bodies above and below ground (special guest, Margaret Canilang) Our special drop in guest will be Margaret Canilang, HCC Director of Conservation. As always when we have a special guest for Q&A this is from 10:30am to 11:30am. You are welcome, of course, to arrive or leave any time during Death Doula Day office hours 10am until noon.

Worldwide Candle Lighting (with The Compassionate Friends)

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

Congressional Cemetery will host a candle lighting on December 10 as part of The Compassionate Friends 27th Worldwide Candle Lighting. Compassionate Friends is an international organization dedicated to "supporting family after a child has died."