Tours & Newsletters

Docent Tours

Interested in touring the cemetery? We have several options available for you! In-person guided tours led by one of our expert docents are offered April through October every Saturday at 11:00 AM and periodically on Sundays at 1:00 PM. Tickets are required. Visit the Event Calendar for details.

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Group Tours

Group tours are available! 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.

Tours are available with reserved tickets on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. See event calendar for details.

HCC Group Tour Policy

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Self-Guided Tours

We have several options for self-guided tours in audio, virtual, and pamphlet form.

Visit us VIRTUALLY

Featured Audio Tour

Historic Congressional Cemetery: The Dead Tell the Best Stories

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

Newsletter

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.

Current Newsletters

Past Newsletters

Newsletter Index

Our newsletter index will assist in locating information about specific individuals or events.

Heritage Gazette Index