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 [...]

Qing Ming [Grave Sweeping Day] with the 1882 Foundation

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

Join Congressional Cemetery and the 1882 Foundation on April 6 for grave-cleaning and memorialization of our Range 99 Chinese American Memorial! HCC staff, representatives from the 1882 foundation, and families get together to dedicate new memorial bricks and launch HCC's new Range 99 pamphlet to the public. Kicking off at 10 AM, our Qing Ming [...]

Free

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!

PARTNER EVENT: CJM Nights at the Seder Table

Nights at the Seder Table Thursday, April 11, 6 – 8 pm At the Capital Jewish Museum $36-$72 Tickets: https://bit.ly/3tZBGq5 Join us, the Capital Jewish Museum, and our partners for an untraditional Seder to remember! We’ll read from our own community Haggadah, clink glasses over stories old and new, connect over charoset and horseradish, and find inspiration around the table.

$54

Cherry Blossom 5k 2024

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

See the Results Here!!! Every spring, Congressional Cemetery blooms with new life as we welcome the reawakening of our environmental treasures, including several species of DC's iconic cherry blossom trees! These beautiful spring hallmarks punctuate every spring in DC with their stunning beauty. While typically associated with the tidal basin, Congressional Cemetery has dozens of [...]

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!

Cemetery Speaker Series: The Lincoln Assassination

On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head while watching a play at Ford's Theatre. The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, jumped to the stage floor and fled. The next day, April 15, President Lincoln died as a result of his wounds. With Booth's escape, the largest manhunt in American history ensued [...]

$5