Pride LGBTQ+ Tour

Join docent Jeffrey Rollins for an LGBTQ+ tour of Historic Congressional Cemetery. HCC is one of the only known cemeteries in the world with a dedicated LGBTQ+ section. Find out who is buried here and learn about DC’s role in the history of the LGBTQ rights movement! Please come prepared with comfortable clothing and shoes, as the [...]

$5
Event Series Pride LGBTQ+ Tour

Pride LGBTQ+ Tour

Join docent Jeffrey Rollins for an LGBTQ+ tour of Historic Congressional Cemetery. HCC is one of the only known cemeteries in the world with a dedicated LGBTQ+ section. Find out who is buried here, including many of the founders of the modern Gay rights movement, and learn about DC’s role in the history of the LGBTQ rights [...]

$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
Event Series Death Cafe

Death Cafe

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

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 facilitating thoughts and discussion about the often taboo subject of death, It’s a intimate informal gathering to discuss death while eating cake and drinking tea. There is no agenda [...]

Free

Peterbug Day 5k

Join us for the Inaugural 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, we [...]

$35.00

Death Doula Days

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

No one likes to talk about dying, right? We do! Bring your curiosity, your courage, and a sense of humor as we sit around the table at the gatehouse (almost) every Saturday in 2023 to explore our worries and wonderment about mortality. Join our new death doula in residence for a weekly series of conversations and workshops about the end of life. Guests will include those who sit with the dying, care for our bodies, and help those we will leave behind. We will work on projects like organizing our digital lives, documenting our wishes, and telling our life stories. We will play games, do projects, hear musicians, meet artists, and hear from scholars who explore the end of life in their work. Our goal is to explore a 'death positive' way to think about our mortality. You never know who you’ll meet around the table, but each person who enters the room is a gift to the event. Cake and tea provided. Donations to our host, Historic Congressional Cemetery, are warmly encouraged. By facing our fear of death we aim to best enjoy every breath.

African Americans at Congressional Cemetery: Guided Docent Tour

African Americans, across history, have left their mark on the United States and this story of tragedy, endurance, and triumph are echoed in the graves of many individuals who are interred at Congressional Cemetery. From the formerly enslaved, to philosophers, to DC's Mayor for Life, come and join one of our expert docents for an [...]

$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

No one likes to talk about dying, right? We do! Bring your curiosity, your courage, and a sense of humor as we sit around the table at the gatehouse (almost) every Saturday in 2023 to explore our worries and wonderment about mortality. Join our new death doula in residence for a weekly series of conversations and workshops about the end of life. Guests will include those who sit with the dying, care for our bodies, and help those we will leave behind. We will work on projects like organizing our digital lives, documenting our wishes, and telling our life stories. We will play games, do projects, hear musicians, meet artists, and hear from scholars who explore the end of life in their work. Our goal is to explore a 'death positive' way to think about our mortality. You never know who you’ll meet around the table, but each person who enters the room is a gift to the event. Cake and tea provided. Donations to our host, Historic Congressional Cemetery, are warmly encouraged. By facing our fear of death we aim to best enjoy every breath.

Cemetery Speaker Series: Alain LeRoy Locke

Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place of Alain LeRoy Locke, the first African American Rhodes Scholar. A philosopher, writer, and educator, Locke's work helped define the contours of the Harlem Renaissance, helping spread African American intellectual thought across the United States in the early 20th century. In particular, Locke's The New Negro: An Interpretation (1925) [...]

$5