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About Congressional Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery was founded in 1807.  It is located at 1801 E Street SE in Washington, D.C. Many famous and notable U.S. residents are interred in Congressional Cemetery, including many Congressmen who died while in office; those Congressmen who passed away in office between 1833 and 1876 are represented by Benjamin Latrobe's iconic cenotaphs.


Congressional Cemetery is still an active burial ground, taking new interments.  There are currently over 65,000 burials on 35 acres. The cemetery is also a dog-walking park, with K-9 Corps membership fees helping to sustain the cemetery.

About Day of the Dog

Day of the Dog is an annual festival held at Congressional Cemetery in celebration of man's best friend! On this day, the cemetery is open to all dogs, not just K-9 Corps members.


The 2020 event will include activities for both pups and their people, including contests, raffles, games, demonstrations, and more. Pet vendors and services from the D.C. area will be in attendance, as were local pet shelters with dogs and cats available for adoption! Local food trucks and brewing companies will be there to provide tasty refreshments.


Admission is FREE, and tickets will be available for purchase for the raffle. 

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