Historic Congressional Cemetery preserves, promotes, and protects our historic and active burial ground. We respectfully celebrate the legacy of those interred here through education, historic preservation, community engagement, and environmental stewardship.
There are over 65,000 graves in the Congressional Cemetery, which means there are more than a few ghosts floating about. One ghost who has been spotted on the grounds is Civil War Photographer Matthew Brady. Congress promised to pay him for his war photos but never did and he died penniless. Some say you can see Brady wandering the cemetery looking for Congressmen to pay it. And many stories say you can her the sound of John Phillip Sousa, the Marine Corps bandmaster playing his sousaphone late in the evenings.
1801 E Street, Southeast
Washington, D.C. 20003