Building the Federal City Tour

George Washington selected the confluence of the Potomac River and its Eastern Branch as the site for the new District of Columbia, despite the fact that there was no city here at the city. Washington, DC as a "planned community" needed architects, builders, tradesmen, and material supplies. And they, in turn, eventually needed final places to rest. As the pre-eminent burial ground of its day, Congressional Cemetery's roster of interments reflects the founding fathers of the nation's capital city.

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