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Historic Congressional Cemetery: The Dead Tell the Best Stories

Since its formation in March, 1976, the Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery has remained committed to keeping its members informed of Association activities and other actions which affect Congressional Cemetery. The newsletters, therefore, document the recent history of the cemetery and the surrounding community. In addition, each issue contains biographical information about individuals or families interred in the cemetery. In some cases the information was provided by family genealogists and the newsletters therefore contain the only readily available source of information about the individuals or families.

Guided Tours are available in-person on Sundays at 1 p.m. Tickets are required. Visit the Event calendar for details.
You can also visit us through one of our self- guided tours. Click the button below.

Take a Thematic Virtual Self-Guided Tour

Select “Tour Information” in the right column of the virtual tour window. Choose your favorite topic (or take them all).

Typically tours are available from the front gate every Saturday at 11 am April through October and every Sunday at 1 pm April, May, June, September and October.

Please come prepared with comfortable clothing and shoes, as the tours often stray from the main paths. Tours are free. Reservations are suggested, not required but walk-ups are always welcome. For a complete schedule of thematic tours, visit the EVENTS page.

Group Tours are Available!

Tours are available with reserved tickets on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. See event calendar for details.
Congressional Cemetery is committed to remaining an open and vibrant part of Capitol Hill as well as the greater Washington community. We proudly welcome visitors , as we’ve always done. However, due to the logistics involved and potential for wear and tear on the cemetery, we require organized groups of 10 or more to be guided by a HCC staff member, docent, or DCRA certified guide who has attended a Cemetery training session. HCC 2020 Group Tour Policy.

Walking Tours

Introductory Tour
African-American Tour
American Indian
Brewers
Building the Federal City
Burning of Washington
Cenotaphs
Chinese American
Civil Rights Heroes
Civil War – A House Divided
Educators, Agitators & Lawyers
Letterboxing Tour
LGBTQ+ Tour
Men of Adventure
Men of the FBI
Suffrage
War of 1812
Women of Arts & Letters
Group Tour Policy

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