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.
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 of land east of the capital about 15 minutes by cab, car, or Uber/Lyft. Close... 更多
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 are some famous people buried there, like J. Edgar Hoover and John Phillip Sousa, and... 更多
Many interesting individuals are buried here, and you sort of need to either do your own research or bring along a tour guide. A friend led us through the cemetery (kept up by volunteers) so we could hear the historical significance and the background of some of the people buried here.
As someone who makes visiting the final resting places of the signers of the Declaration of Independence part of my vacations, this was a must see for me. Eldridge Gerry, the only signer buried in DC (as the plaque next to his monument will tel you) was my main priority, however there is so much more here. From centographs for... 更多
This somewhat out-of-the way place is worth finding. Lots of members of congress are buried here, so you can look for yours. For me, however, there was one outstanding feature. J. Edgar Hoover is buried here. Because I met Mr. Hoover once, it was cool to see his grave. What was moving, though, was that his longtime lover Clyde Tolson... 更多
Before Arlington, there was Congressional Cemetery. Enjoy a pleasant walk through this un-touristed destination. Get a map at the gatehouse, or better yet, try to arrange your visit when a docent is leading a guided tour. Lots of fascinating stories about the folks buried here... from DC top post-Civil War madam to J Edgar Hoover.
This cemetery is historic, and there is a good free map available at the entrance that is very helpful. The cemetery is not exceptionally scenic, but it's a nice place to walk around for a bit and close to a metro station.
Multiple historical references state that he died in DC in 1824 and was buried in Arlington Cemetery. His last request... 更多