Congressional Cemetery Closed to Public

Decision Follows Mayor's Order on Non-essential Business

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Congressional cemetery. Photo: Elizabeth Nelson/CHRS
Following the Washington, DC guidelines announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser Wednesday, Historic Congressional Cemetery (HCC) will close at 10:00 p.m. March 25, both to the general public and to K9 members until further notice.
In a statement, HCC said they will open as soon as possible after the restrictions are lifted.

HCC will remain open to burial services, providing limited burial services only at this time with less than ten individuals allowed to attend.

They will also perfrom necessary maintenance services and allow site visits by family members during business hours by appointment only.

The HCC administrative office is closed as staff works remotely during this extraordinary public health crisis. Families and clients can contact HCC by phone at 202-543-0539 and leave a message or email staff@congressionalcemetery.org for assistance with essential business activities.
Site Sales: Staff is available, by appointment, to assist families with the purchase of burial space if a death has occurred or is imminent. Until further notice, pre-need sales appointments will not be scheduled.
Burial Services: Limited burial services will be performed as needed.
Memorial Services: Suspended the use of the chapel and other spaces at HCC for memorial services until further notice.
Public Programs: All public programs and tours are canceled or postponed until further notice.
For more information, visit congressionalcemetery.org