Upcoming Events

  • Oct
    8:00pm - 12:00am

    Tickets now on sale for Ghosts and Goblets!

    See our Ghosts and Goblets website for more details.

  • Oct
    Repeats every week until Thu Nov 27 2014 .
    6:30pm - 7:45pm
    Reservations required weekly, and cash payment accepted at the door. To reserve your spot for Yoga Mortis, please visit the Yoga Mortis Website.
  • Nov
    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.

Past Events

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.