Audio tour

Audio tourHistoric Congressional Cemetery: The Dead Tell the Best Stories

Only in English

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    The fun of Congressional Cemetery isn't the dead congressmen. The people buried here include D.C. scallywags, civil rights heroes, and at least one man killed by a tiger. As they say: "You don’t have to be famous to be buried here -- just dead." You might find a festival, a foot race or an outdoor movie underway, and certainly dogs at play. Your guide is a public radio reporter and a dues-paying member of the cemetery's innovative dog-walking club. The cemetery is open dawn to dusk daily. (Dogs admitted by membership only. If you hate dogs, come on Saturdays 11-3pm, when even member dogs aren't allowed.)

  3. 1 Welcome: Congressional Cemetery Gatehouse
  4. 2 The Accordion, and other quirks
  5. 3 The Congressional Cenotaphs
  6. 4 Chester Ashley & More Quirk
  7. 5 John Philip Sousa - The March King
  8. 6 The Arsenal Fire
  9. 7 Beau (R.S.) Hickman: A Master Moocher
  10. 8 Mathew Brady: A sad end for the famous Civil War photographer
  11. 9 Dr. Wm. Thornton Tells All
  12. 10 J. Edgar Hoover
  13. 11 L. Matlovich, gay veteran & pioneer
  1. Audio tour Summary

    The fun of Congressional Cemetery isn't the dead congressmen. The people buried here include D.C. scallywags, civil rights heroes, and at least one man killed by a tiger. As they say: "You don’t have to be famous to be buried here -- just dead." You might find a festival, a foot race or an outdoor movie underway, and certainly dogs at play. Your guide is a public radio reporter and a dues-paying member of the cemetery's innovative dog-walking club. The cemetery is open dawn to dusk daily. (Dogs admitted by membership only. If you hate dogs, come on Saturdays 11-3pm, when even member dogs aren't allowed.)

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  • Anastasia

    5 out of 5 rating 11-16-2021

    I was sad that there was only one tour! The provider has a wonderful voice and provided many descriptions. I can tell she put a lot of work and research into it, both personal and historical. Thank you for doing this!

  • JC

    5 out of 5 rating 06-18-2021

    Great tour. Would be good to update with more people like Marion Barry

  • Anne

    5 out of 5 rating 05-22-2021

    Wonderful tour. Interesting narration to the highlights, well known and the more obscure,of the cemetery. Excellent.

  • Samantha

    5 out of 5 rating 05-06-2021

    What a great tour! Thank you for doing this.

  • Robert Friedman

    5 out of 5 rating 10-21-2020

    too short - I demand more!