Capitol Hill Garden Club In Washington, D.C., Since 1952

May Garden Walk @ Congressional Cemetery

  • May 10, 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Congressional Cemetery
May Garden Walk @ Congressional Cemetery




Historic Congressional Cemetery has been a final resting place for Washingtonians for over 207 years. Now a National Historic Landmark, the cemetery is flourishing with brick pathways, slate walks, trees, blooming gardens and of course, buried Washingtonians. It’s the perfect spot for our May Garden Walk, where we’ll be guided through the cemetery by one of their informative docents.


The tour will start at 6:30, an hour earlier than usual for our monthly meetings, so please plan accordingly. We’ll meet at the gatehouse entrance on Potomac Avenue SE.  The tour will take about an hour, and you'll want to carefully consider the shoes you wear as the grounds can be somewhat uneven and/or wet.


At the conclusion of the tour, refreshments will be available nearby in the pub and landscaped courtyard at Jenkins Row Condominium. Anthony and Joe will be our hosts. All refreshments will be provided by the Club, so there is no need for you to bring anything to this event.


Getting To The Cemetery — Persons driving to the cemetery will find parking on nearby streets. Or, you can take the Orange/Blue/Silver line to the Potomac Avenue Station, then walk three blocks east from 15th Street and Potomac Avenue to the front gate at 18th Street and Potomac Avenue.


Getting To The Refreshments — To get to the reception after the tour, you’ll need to walk 3 1/2 blocks or move your car to Jenkins Row. Use the entrance on Potomac Avenue, past Harris Teeter, next door to Signal Financial and Subway. Press 047 and then the Call button on the right side of the door, and say you are with the Garden Club. Proceed up the stairs inside the lobby or use the elevator to the 1st floor, the Pub and Courtyard will be on your right. If you have any problems, call Joe on 202 494-2623





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