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


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.


Tombs and Tomes Book Club Meeting

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


Civil War Book Party

Event Date & Time: 
Jun 14 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Pride 5k

Event Date & Time: 
Jun 7 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Spooky Tour

Event Date & Time: 
May 31 2013 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm


  Ready for some chills and thrills?  On May 31st at 7:30 pm, Tim Krepp will lead a tour about the haunted side of Congressional Cemetery.  Tim is a long-time docent at HCC and author of Capitol Hill Haunts, so don't miss this opportunity to hear about the ghosts of Congressional Cemetery.  Suggested donation is $5, and reservations are encouraged.  TOUR IS FULL

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