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Washington, D.C.

Obscura Society DC: Sinners, Scoundrels, & Scandals

Take a trip to the afterlife as we discover the secrets hidden six feet below at Congressional Cemetery

Over the last two hundred years, Congressional Cemetery in southeast DC has become the final resting place for sinners, wealthy madams, unscrupulous politicians, scoundrels, and secretive FBI directors.  

Join us for a delightful evening jaunt around the cemetery hearing their stories led by the docents and experts of Congressional Cemetery.

Additionally, the Public Vault, where the recently deceased laid prior to burial, will be opened for guests to enjoy a glass of wine or two. This is the very vault that three Presidents, a Vice-President, and Dolley Madison once occupied upon their passing from the mortal world. 

The itinerary for the evening will consist of: 

- A wine reception inside & around the Public Vault.

- Specially-curated "Sinners & Scoundrels" dusk tours of Congressional led by the knowledgable docents of Congressional Cemetery. 

Tickets will go fast for this exclusive event, so please purchase early!

Please, no one under 21 years of age. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. 

Questions, please contact matt@atlasobscura.