Category Archives: Tours and Events

A Runner’s Perspective: Dead Man’s Run

We could go on and on about why you should run Dead Man’s Run, a race which is now in its SEVENTH year. Caps lock because we can’t believe it either. But if you won’t take our word for it, … Continue reading

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The Dead Tell the Best Stories: An App Review

Do you love interesting stories about our Cemetery’s “residents?” Of course you do! You’re following the Congressional Cemetery blog. You’re in great company, because so does Liz Ruskin, a woman who works in public radio, brings her dog Lola to … Continue reading

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In Their Own Words: Soul Strolls at Congressional Cemetery

For the past five years, we’ve hosted a Halloween gala in the cemetery called Ghosts and Goblets. It’s a fantastic and quirky event, but for a number of reasons, we decided to retire the party. Never fear (we know we have … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: Notes from the Crypt

I asked Eric deWaardt to write a blog post telling everyone a little bit more about the Notes from the Crypt concerts that he organizes monthly for the cemetery. He wrote the below post, but in true Eric fashion, he is … Continue reading

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You’re Hosting What in the Cemetery?

Why does a cemetery need or choose to have events? Isn’t having ___________ (fill in the blank with an event) disrespectful to the dead? Cemeteries should be serene, peaceful spaces reserved for contemplation and mourning. As a historic yet active … Continue reading

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Thinking of Warmer Days

Boston, we know. We’ve got nothing on you here in DC. But by anyone’s standards, it is brutally cold here in the nation’s capital. The wind is howling outside the cemetery gatehouse, and the staff feel lucky to be able … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Come to Congressional Cemetery on August 30th

It’s that time of year! As we approach fall here at Congressional Cemetery, like many other DC sites we are heading straight for the busy event season. We absolutely must take advantage of the good weather, and that means you’ll … Continue reading

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Nerds unite!

And when we say “nerds,” we most certainly mean it as a compliment. This comes directly from the cemetery staff members who have had in-depth conversations about their dream tombstones, hold firm opinions about their favorite “residents” in the cemetery, and whose idea … Continue reading

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Maibockfest at Congressional Cemetery

Guest post from author Garrett Peck (check out his website). Did you miss out on getting tickets to Savor? Never fear: Historic Congressional Cemetery is throwing a Maibockfest on Saturday, May 10 from 3:00 – 6:00pm – and you’re invited. This will … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Come to Congressional Cemetery on April 19th

Congressional Cemetery holds its Annual Meeting every year on the third Saturday of April, timed to coincide with the blooming cherry blossoms that populate the cemetery’s landscape. The public is invited to hear about the state of the cemetery and … Continue reading

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