Congressional Cemetery

1801 E St. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003- Map It
(202) 543-0539

AAA Editor Notes

Congressional Cemetery is at 1801 E St. S.E. A number of famous figures are buried here, including celebrated photographer Mathew Brady; Elbridge Gerry, the nation's fifth vice president; J. Edgar Hoover, first director of the FBI; composer John Philip Sousa; and numerous members of Congress. One-hour docent-led tours are offered, and a brochure outlining a self-guiding walking tour is available at the office. Special events take place throughout the year. Note: Exercise caution when moving about, as the ground contains depressions, footstones and markers that may cause one to trip. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free.
Hours: Grounds open daily dawn-dusk. Office open Mon.-Fri. 9-5. Guided tour departs Sat. at 11, Apr.-Oct. A Civil War History Tour is given the third Sat. of the month at 1.