Sip Wine This Weekend With Congressional Cemetery’s ‘Sinners, Scoundrels’

by Andrew Ramonas April 6, 2015 at 12:05 pm 0

Congressional Cemetery's Public Vault (Photo via Wikimedia/Smallbones)

The living can sip wine with the dead at Congressional Cemetery this weekend.

Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St SE) will open its gates from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday for “Obscura Society DC: Sinners, Scoundrels & Scandals.”

The event in Hill East will feature a “delightful evening jaunt around the cemetery,” with stories from docents and a tour of the public vault, according to the group, which is focused on the District’s “secret histories.” The cemetery is the final resting place for FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, Mayor Marion Barry and many other famous Washingtonians.

Cemetery goers can have a glass of wine in the vault, where presidents, a vice president and Dolley Madison were placed before their burials.

“Take a trip to the afterlife as we discover the secrets hidden six feet below at Congressional Cemetery,” the event website says.

Tickets cost $30 each and can be purchased online. The event only is open to the first 50 people who buy tickets.

Photo via Wikimedia/Smallbones


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