Opened in 1807, Historic Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place of thousands of Washingtonians, from the famous to the notorious to the downright bizarre.
In 1913, suffragists planned a massive march to coincide with the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson. It was a turning point in the fight to win the vote, which finally succeeded in 1920.
April 8 Atlas Obscura Walking Tour
April 22 Manassas Museum
April 26 Ball for the Mall
May 4 Sandy Spring Museum
May 24 Turning Point Suffrage Memorial
September 11 DAR Museum
Well into the twentieth century, Washington was a hotbed of graverobbery. corpses were stolen for medical school anatomy classes, for eccentric collectors, and for black magic. Read Rebecca's blog post about the theft of William Wirt's head here!