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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 18 July 2017
Dave L
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 12 July 2017
Princeton, New Jersey
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1801 E St SE, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-543-0539
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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.

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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Multiple historical references state that he died in DC in 1824 and was buried in Arlington Cemetery.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
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