Walking Tour: Historic Congressional Cemetery

Posted on Jan 12, 2015

AIA-LogoSaturday, January 24, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Historic Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street SE, Washington, DC
Meet by the wooden gazebo inside the front gate.
Price: $10. Registration required. Register

Since 1807, Historic Congressional Cemetery (HCC) has been the burial ground of choice for noteworthy citizens who left their mark on the city and the nation. Among the 55,000 graves on 35 acres are the final resting places of several prominent architects who helped design and build the federal city including Capitol architect William Thornton, his rival George Hadfield, and Robert Mills. Throughout the grounds stand Congressional Cemetery’s unique and controversial cenotaphs, designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Learn about all of their stories on this one-hour walking tour across HCC’s beautiful and historic grounds.

The tour is presented in conjuction with the District Architecture Center’s exhibition Aedificium Memoriarum + Aedes Mortis: Buildings of Memories / Houses of Death, on view in the SIGAL Gallery January 7 – February 7, 2015.