News

  • Save the Date! Day of the Dog: August 30, 2014

     

      PLEASE SEE OUR DAY OF THE DOG WEBSITE

  • Flee the British 5k

     

  • Free Public Tours April through October

     

    Our tour season has begun! Join us for free, docent-led tours every Saturday at 11 am April through October. Tours meet inside the front gate by the Gatehouse. 

    Note: We will not have an introductory tour on Saturday, April 19th due to the Revolutionary War event. However, a Revolutionary War tour will be available at 11 am and 2 pm.

     

Upcoming Events

  • Aug
    23
    Repeats every 7 days until Mon Nov 03 2014 .
    11:00am - 12:00pm

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

  • Aug
    24
    7:00am - 10:00am

     

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR FLEE THE BRITISH!!


     REGISTER HERE

  • Aug
    30
    11:00am - 12:00pm

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

Past Events

  • Aug
    16
    11:00am - 12:00pm

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

  • Aug
    9
    11:00am - 12:00pm

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

  • Aug
    2
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Join us every Saturday April through October 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.