Walking Tour of Historic Cemeteries: Oak Hill, Mt. Zion, and Congressional

Posted on Mar 12, 2015
Cenotaphs at Congressional Cemetery

Cenotaphs at Congressional Cemetery

Spring 2015 Meeting of the DC Metro Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9 am – 4 pm

The DC Chapter of AGS’s Spring Meeting focuses on two of DC’s most historic neighborhoods, and thus some of its most historic cemeteries.  We will spend the morning in Georgetown, visiting Oak Hill and Mt. Zion Cemeteries. In the afternoon, we will move to Capitol Hill, visiting Congressional Cemetery. These three diverse cemeteries provide great historic insights into the people who have called DC home.

Morning:  Oak Hill and Mt. Zion Cemeteries, Georgetown

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration, coffee and pastries
9:00 – 9:30 am Opening Remarks & An Introduction to Oak Hill Cemetery
9:30 – 10:20 am Oak Hill Cemetery Tour
10:20 – 10:30 am Walk to Mt. Zion Cemetery
10:30 – 11:00 am An Introduction to Mt. Zion Cemetery
11:00 – 12:00 pm Mt. Zion Cemetery Tour

12:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch on Your Own, Make Your Way to Congressional Cemetery. Note, if you would like to attend the Uppity Women event at Congressional Cemetery, it begins at 1 pm. Separate Registration is required.

2:00 – 2:15 pm Opening Remarks
2:30 – 4:00 pm Condition Assessment Training or
2:30 – 4:00 pm Congressional Cemetery Tour