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  • Congressional Cemetery: A place for all souls

    Photo Credit: Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post

  • Free Public Tours Continue Through November

     

    Join us for free, docent-led tours every Saturday at 11 am through the rest of November (1, 8, 15, 22, 29). Tours meet inside the front gate by the Gatehouse.  

  • Stay in touch!

     

    Would you like to stay up-to-date on the happenings at HCC? From 5k races and Halloween parties to special tours and history lectures, we always have something up our sleeves. Email HCC's Program Director Lauren Maloy if you're interested in receiving email updates about HCC news and upcoming events: lmaloy@congressionalcemetery.org.

Upcoming Events

  • Nov
    24
    Repeats every week until Wed Dec 24 2014 .
    6:30pm - 7:45pm
     
     
  • Nov
    29
    Repeats every 7 days until Sun Nov 30 2014 .
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Join us every Saturday April through November for a free docent-led tour of the cemetery. Tours last approximately an hour and meet inside the front gate near the Gatehouse.

  • Dec
    1
    6:30pm - 7:45pm
     
     

Past Events

  • Nov
    22
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Join us every Saturday April through November for a free docent-led tour of the cemetery. Tours last approximately an hour and meet inside the front gate near the Gatehouse.

  • Nov
    17
    6:30pm - 7:45pm
     
     
  • Nov
    15
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Join us every Saturday April through November for a free docent-led tour of the cemetery. Tours last approximately an hour and meet inside the front gate near the Gatehouse.

Welcome to Historic Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery is a 35 acre historic burial ground located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Initially known as the Washington Parish Burial Ground, Congressional became the first truly national burial ground as Congress bought sites, buried noted civil servants, and funded the infrastructure.
Among the 55,000 burials at Congressional are scores of noteworthy citizens who left their mark on the city and the nation. Find out more about their amazing stories by exploring the Cemetery's web site or joining a free Saturday tour April through October at 11:00 AM.
The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Please join the Association and help launch its third century of service to the Nation's Capital.
The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk daily.  The business office is open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.