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Congressional Cemetery

1801 E St SE, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-543-0539
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Significant historic place

The congressional Cemetery was established in 1808 and is now managed by The Association for the... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Beautiful and historic

We’ve been meaning to come for years. Well worth it! Adjacent street parking is easy, and the... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
FamSiam V
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1801 E St SE, Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The congressional Cemetery was established in 1808 and is now managed by The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery. It is located near the bank of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers with great view of the trees and the hill. It was listed...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We’ve been meaning to come for years. Well worth it! Adjacent street parking is easy, and the immediate neighborhood has improved tremendously in recent years. The cemetery itself fell into great disrepair a few decades back, but has rebounded with the love and care of...More

Thank FamSiam V
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We visited this graveyard during a twilight tour for Halloween (cost: $25/adult). It was not spooky, but there were instead six actors impersonating some of the people buried in the cemetery. This group included a reluctant cartographer, a feminist sculptor, and the owner of a...More

Thank Dario2788
Reviewed 29 September 2017

A DC gem off the beaten path. The departed residents of Congressional Cemetery, colorful in life, continue to inspire, amaze, and entertain. Docents seem to really love these people, and you will too when you hear their tales. Congressional is a lovely neighborhood park as...More

Thank slister1
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Have alway enjoyed exploring this super awesome and historic graveyard. the cemetery management and staff are very informative. One of the tribute memorials to the Victims of September 11th, 2001 is here.

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Had a terrific afternoon learning more D.C. history at this cemetery. Many beautiful headstones and stories to explore. If you have a couple of hours, be sure to check it out! Bring water or purchase some in their surprisingly nice gift shop to support this...More

Thank DebMC123
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Visit Congressional Cemetery and visit Elbridge Gerry's grave and monument. 4th of July ceremony is worth coming to if in town and starts at 10am.

Thank repbrock
Reviewed 28 June 2017

One would assume that Washington, DC notables would be in Arlington National or… We never knew about this cemetery until we wanted to see the grave of John Philip Sousa and learned this is where he is buried. It’s not convenient to get to via...More

Thank jiggerb
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We took the Saturday morning tour. Very interesting and informative but you do need to have your walking shoes on and bring some water since there is not a lot of shade. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting.

Thank groggia
Reviewed 7 April 2017

For years I was told not to go here because it was in the "bad" part of town. My husband's love of history overcame the naysayers and we had a wonderful afternoon! This is both a cemetery and a popular dog walking spot for locals....More

Thank Maddie F
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