Gravestone Styles Tour

For as long as there have been gravestones, there have been gravestone carvings. In the 200+ years that people have erected memorials at Congressional Cemetery, styles have changed, tastes have evolved, and the meaning of some symbols has been lost or misinterpreted. But whether they feature crowns or birds or obelisks or anchors, the design of each headstone was chosen deliberately to represent the deceased. This walking tour can help you decode some of the messages written in stone.

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