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Tales and Tombstones: Walk in Rock Creek Cemetery
Weekend Tour

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Code: 1NWB01

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Adams Memorial (Grief) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1891

This tour is also available on:

If you are interested in Arlington National Cemetery, those tours are available on Oct. 15 at either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

This is the final resting place of such locally and nationally renowned figures as Alice Roosevelt Longworth; Alexander “Boss” Shepherd, second and last governor of the District; author Upton Sinclair; Evalyn Walsh McLean; and notable names in Washington commerce including banker Elisha F. Riggs, department store founder Julius Garfinkel, and brewer Christian Heurich. The cemetery is known for Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Stanford White's memorial marking the graves of Marian Hooper “Clover" Adams and her husband Henry Adams, featuring a statue often referred to as “Grief,” as well as other elaborate monuments.

Washington historian and guide Jeanne Fogle leads this historic cemetery tour.

The tour is approximately 2 hours long. No infants, children, or pets. 


Tour meets at inside entrance gates to
cemetery at Webster St and Rock Creek
Church Rd NW. Parking available.