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Congressional Cemetery

1801 E St SE, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-543-0539
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Historic Graveyard

Have alway enjoyed exploring this super awesome and historic graveyard. the cemetery management and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dave L
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Reston, Virginia
Great glimpse into history

Had a terrific afternoon learning more D.C. history at this cemetery. Many beautiful headstones and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DebMC123
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Princeton, New Jersey
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  • Average11%
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1801 E St SE, Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

Take a free trip back to the early 19th century, and the 21st century too, with this compact, historic graveyard packed with D.C. notables and lovely memorials. J. Edgar Hoover, "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry, Lincoln assassination conspirator David Herrold, John Philip Sousa of the...More

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 6 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 6 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 27 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 22 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
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