Established in 1807 by a group of private investors, this grassy site above the Anacostia River was intended to serve as the burial grounds for the new federal city. In 1812 the cemetery was deeded to nearby Christ Church. Many prominent individuals involved with the history of the nation are buried on the 32-acre grounds. In addition, more than 70 former members of the House and 20 former senators lie here. The graves of congressmen who died in office are uniformly marked by distinctive sandstone monuments, clustered in two locations in the cemetery.
All your travel news: our automobile, motorcycle and tyre tips and good deals, routes, traffic updates and road network flashes, motoring services on your route and future innovations. Subscribe to the Michelin newsletter
Michelin Travel Partner will process your personal data to (i) to manage your subscription (ii) and measure the performance of our campaigns and analyze your interactions with our communications. Your data can be shared with Michelin (MFPM) in order to know you better and sending you marketing offers with your consent. You can manage your communication preferences at any time. To exercise your rights: email@example.com. Learn more