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history walk

See lively history as told by the dead

See lively history as told by the dead

Duration:1.5 hours total
Includes:Food and Drinks
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is rare.

About your host

As a historic preservationist and the President of the Historic Congressional Cemetery since 2012, I've come to know hundreds of stories of those interred here, from residents to presidents alike. I've initiated dozens of major preservation projects and I raise the $1.1 million annually needed for the site's upkeep. Along the way, I've even portrayed a "resident" or two as part of our fall Soul…
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About Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery maintains, restores, celebrates, and raises much needed funds for the continued preservation of a 35 acre site with nearly 70,000 interred individuals, an active burying ground that was once left completely abandoned as recently as the late 1990s.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery. .

What we’ll do

We'll begin in the gatehouse, chapel, or rear garden, where we'll treat you to wine, cheese, and a brief history of this more than 200-year-old cemetery. Then we'll stroll the grounds and take a peek inside the public vault built in 1835 and view the funeral artifacts, unique headstones, and inscriptions. We'll see famous and infamous "permanent residents," such as march king John Philip Sousa, J…

What else you should know

You should be comfortable with off-leash dogs that are onsite as part of the cemetery's membership-only, dog-walking program. However, guests are not allowed to bring dogs to this experience.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Cheese & Crackers
Drinks
Wine and beer We'll also provide non-alcoholic alternatives.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes
Umbrella

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Where you'll be

We'll be within the private historic Congressional Cemetery, established in 1807, where we'll visit the buildings, stones, and residents not usually available to the public.

Upcoming availability

Wed, Aug 7    From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
$20 per person
10 of 10 spots left
Availability for this experience is rare.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

You should be comfortable with off-leash dogs that are onsite as part of the cemetery's membership-only, dog-walking program. However, guests are not allowed to bring dogs to this experience.
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history walk
See lively history as told by the dead
11 reviews
$20 per person
11 reviews
$20 per person