Cemetery Spirits & Stories: Uppity Women - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Cemetery Spirits & Stories: Uppity Women

$38 per person
Washington, D.C.
About Your Host

Hi. I’m Matt, and I host experiences with Atlas Obscura.

I’m a D.C. area native who loves to discover new, hidden, and mysterious places. I am a journalist who tells the untold and forgotten stories that have made D.C. one of the greatest cities in the world. My work has been published in local and national media. I frequently appear on radio and television shows, including hosting “Hidden City” on WAMU, D.C.’s NPR affiliate. For five years, I’ve worked with Congressional Cemetery to offer this experience. You can catch me exploring D.C. neighborhoods, enjoying local restaurants, and talking with everyone I meet!

For questions about this experience, please contact the host directly through Airbnb.

What We’ll Do

Join us for an evening of wine, spirits, and stories in the cemetery that J. Edgar Hoover, Madam Mary Anne Hall, Marion Berry, and other notables call their eternal home. You’ll wander the historic grounds at sunset, beverage in hand, and enjoy wine and light snacks in the very vault in which Dolley Madison once laid.

Then, attendees will take a very special tour—"Uppity Women." This tour will highlight an array of brave and brilliant ladies—famed suffragists,civil rights advocates, madams, journalists, artists, and more—who are now interred in Congressional Cemetery. This tour was created and will be given by journalist and historian Rebecca Roberts, who authored the 2017 book “Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote.”

What Else You Should Know

The walking tour portion of this experience covers about a mile. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.

This event is rain or shine provided it's safe.

Before our tour, we'll be joined by attendees participating in our other "Cemetery Spirits & Stories" experience.

Where We’ll Be

One of the country's most historic cemeteries, Congressional Cemetery is home to more than 65,000 souls including mayors, madams, gay rights advocates, Disney Imagineers, Supreme Court justices, senators, and the first director of the FBI. It's also believed to be the only cemetery in the world with a dedicated LGBTQ section. Recently the cemetery added a final resting place for furry friends—becoming D.C.'s first known pet cemetery.

Dates and Availability

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What We’ll Provide

Light snacks will be provided.


Two drink tickets for either beer or wine are included.

What to Bring

Closed-toe, walking shoes
Weather-appropriate clothing
I.D. (This is a 21+ event)

Additional Information
Cancellation Policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Group Size

There are 20 spots available on this experience.

Who Can Come

Guests ages 21 and up can attend.

- This event is 21+. Please bring ID.

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