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Congressional Cemetery

1801 E St SE, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-543-0539
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Interesting tour

We took the Saturday morning tour. Very interesting and informative but you do need to have your... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ames, Iowa
Don't Let the Location Scare You

For years I was told not to go here because it was in the "bad" part of town. My husband's love of... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Maddie F
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1801 E St SE, Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Multiple historical references state that he died in DC in 1824 and was buried in Arlington Cemetery. His last request to General Andrew Jackson was to "fire the big guns over me" in a final salute befitting a general that made the 1815 Battle of...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is an interesting cemetery and many important people are buried there, however, it is really not held in high esteem unfortunately. However, local people have stepped in to keep it up and hurrah for their efforts.

Thank moongirl
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I like cemetery tours and the history you get when you take them. I don't mean ghost tours, which have their own charm, but tours of the burials and the lovely stories about the people who are there. Congressional Cemetery is 34 relatively level acres...More

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a good place to go for a stroll in the spring - a good alternative to the tidal basin and so much less crowded. When the cherry trees bloom, it is a very scenic place, including a chapel and wrought iron gates. There...More

Thank lbell330
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Many interesting individuals are buried here, and you sort of need to either do your own research or bring along a tour guide. A friend led us through the cemetery (kept up by volunteers) so we could hear the historical significance and the background of...More

Thank Teakellie6
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

As someone who makes visiting the final resting places of the signers of the Declaration of Independence part of my vacations, this was a must see for me. Eldridge Gerry, the only signer buried in DC (as the plaque next to his monument will tel...More

1  Thank Lou L
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This somewhat out-of-the way place is worth finding. Lots of members of congress are buried here, so you can look for yours. For me, however, there was one outstanding feature. J. Edgar Hoover is buried here. Because I met Mr. Hoover once, it was cool...More

1  Thank Texgardner
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely cemetery (perhaps that sounds a bit creepy!), and it's nice for a stroll in the middle of the day. The history here is interesting as well. Hopefully you'll recognize some of the names on the stones!

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
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