• An Evening with Poe: Friday, November 7th


  • 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.  

  • Notes from the Crypt: November 9th: 3 pm


Upcoming Events

  • Nov
    Repeats every 7 days until Mon Dec 01 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.

  • Nov
    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
    10:30am - 11:30am


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.