Chartered by Congress in 1852, Glenwood Cemetery was the first for-profit cemetery in the District, and among the first nationwide. This business model, initially disdained as disrespectful to the deceased, has since been adopted by most cemeteries,…

With graves dating back to the early 1770s, and pre-revolution burials, the Rock Creek Church Yard is a unique landscape in the District. With a variety of headstones, inscriptions, and decorative grave markers, the cemetery tells the stories of the…

This small cemetery associated with Concordia Church, located between 4th, 5th, G and H Streets, NE was filling fast upon its establishment in the mid-1800s. As with other cemeteries at the time, District law forbade the expansion of burying grounds…

Established as a community cemetery in 1855 by twelve residents of Tenleytown, this burial ground is a significant landscape that evokes the geography of early Washington, DC. Shaped as a rectangular plot with parallel gravestones and 19th century…

The original four and one-half acre tract of Congressional Cemetery was purchased from the Government for $200 on April 4, 1807 as a private burial ground. On March 30, 1812, several years after Christ Church was built, Ingle, one of the buyers,…