Congressional Cemetery

Day of the Dog Festival

Congressional Cemetery is hosting its eighth annual Day of the Dog festival to celebrate everything we love about dogs. We’ll have activities for both people and their pups, including contests, games, demonstrations and much more. Local pet vendors and services will also be present, as well as pet adoption agencies and shelters with dogs and [...]

By |2020-03-25T14:42:36-04:00October 31st, 2020|, |0 Comments

CANCELLED: HCC Family Reunion

HCC will host its second annual Family Reunion for descendants of those buried at the cemetery as well as current site owners. HCC staff invites attendees to bring documents and records to augment the cemetery’s family files. Archivist Dayle Dooley will pull historic records and site information for perusal and share about the records at [...]

By |2020-03-25T14:33:27-04:00April 18th, 2020|0 Comments


Preservation & Restoration Opportunities (PRO) Crew Conservation Service Day Sign up for this hands-on experience to participate in restoration projects throughout the Cemetery, learn techniques in preservation, and help to save this treasured place. Projects will consist of various repair projects such as gravestone cleaning, stabilizing, resetting, and landscaping. Space is limited. Sign ups are [...]

By |2020-03-25T14:25:24-04:00April 3rd, 2020|, |0 Comments

“It was a scene I can never forget”: The Greely Expedition

As I write this, Washington, D.C. is officially entrenched in winter. Temperatures have plummeted and winds are gusting. It’s unpleasant, to say the least. However, in researching this article, I’m immensely grateful for my warm winter coat, my mostly-desk job, and the space heater I employ if I’m a tad uncomfortable. Any mild discomforts are [...]

By |2019-07-26T14:29:26-04:00November 29th, 2018|History|2 Comments