John Philip Sousa's Birthday

Event Date & Time: 
Nov 6 2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am


Happy Birthday John Philip Sousa! 

Wish Sousa well at Congressional Cemetery's annual celebration of this great composer and musician. Congressional Cemetery's ceremony begins at 10:30 am, and the Marine Band arrives at 11 am. Join us for music and birthday cake!  

Book Party: Tim Krepp's Ghosts of Georgetown

Event Date & Time: 
Nov 3 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Join us for an afternoon gathering celebrating Tim Krepp's new publication, Ghosts of Georgetown. Krepp is a long-time docent at Congressional Cemetery and a professional tour guide in Washington, D.C. Tim will speak about the spooky side of Georgetown, and afterwards all are invited to enjoy refreshments at an outdoor reception. Admission is free. 

Notes from the Crypt Chamber Music in the Chapel

Event Date & Time: 
Oct 20 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm


Join us for our first fall concert in our Chamber Music Series held in our historic 1903 Chapel. Enjoy a short program followed by a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.


Blessing of the Animals

Event Date & Time: 
Oct 6 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm



On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, bring your pet to the annual pet blessing at Congressional Cemetery at 2 pm.  The blessing will be given by Reverend Cara Spaccarelli of Christ Church.  

Death Café DC

Event Date & Time: 
Oct 15 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Ghosts and Goblets

Event Date & Time: 
Oct 26 2013 - 8:00pm - Oct 27 2013 - 1:00am


Liven up your spooky schedule by attending a party amongst the dead at Congressional Cemetery's Ghosts and Goblets. With visits from some of the cemetery's 65,000 friendly inhabitants and one of the creepiest Halloween atmospheres in town, this is the party you won't want to miss. 

Chapel Dedication

Event Date & Time: 
Sep 22 2013 - 4:00pm


Join us as we celebrate the life of Arthur Martin Poynton, architect of Congressional Cemetery's Chapel. A short program will begin at 4 pm in the Chapel, followed by a wine and cheese reception.


Dead Man's Run

Event Date & Time: 
Oct 19 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm


Tombs and Tomes Book Club Meeting

Event Date & Time: 
Sep 26 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Day of the Dog

Event Date & Time: 
Sep 21 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm


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