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.

Group Tours

Group tours are available by request! Looking for a team building event? Want to visit the cemetery with a large group? Is your birthday party just dying to visit the cemetery? We have you covered. Click the button below to request a tour today!

Please note that 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. Please see our Group Tour Policy below for more information.

HCC Group Tour Policy

Self-Guided Tours

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

Featured Audio Tour


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.