Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery is an historic and active cemetery located at 1801 E Street, SE, on the west bank of the Anacostia River.

  • Over 1,000 volunteers each year help maintain & promote the cemetery.
  • The only D.C. cemetery that allows green burial options.
  • Notable burials include John Philip Sousa, the March King, Mathew Brady, civil war photographer, and Elbridge Gerry, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Veterans from every American war can be found here.
  • Innovative and sustainable practices, including beekeeping, grazing goats, and dog-walking program.

Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery
(202) 543-0539

http://www.congressionalcemetery.org

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Articles

National Park Service (history and description)

One of D.C.’s most exclusive spots? Congressional Cemetery’s dog park. (Washington Post, Feb. 24, 2017)

A Walk Through Congressional Cemetery (Washington Post, May 19, 2011)