This is no Congressional Cemetery, no Arlington Cemetery. That is to say, no one has heard of the place or the people buried therein. But this is a beautifully-set nineteenth century cemetery, with a High Gothic statuary impressive in quantity and quality. The most famous statue/tomb here is known to Washingtonians as Grief, incorrectly, as the famous sculptor Saint-Gaudens gave it a less catchy title: The Mystery of the Hereafter and The Peace of God that Passeth Understanding. The grounds are huge, so it will pay off to get a map from the cemetery office if you plan to look for anything in particular.
201 Allison St NW, Washington, DC 20011, USA
Nearest Transit: Fort Totten (Green Line & Yellow Line)
Rock Creek Cemetery and Nearby Attractions on Map
National Shrine(2 km)
This massive, stunning Catholic Basilica is not only the perfect place for any American Catholic to make a pilgrimage; people of any faith will be in awe when they see the sheer size of this church.
Art & Media House(2.9 km)
Columbia Height's Latin American Youth Center's colorful house is dedicated to teaching and encouraging art in the community, and they keep a small art gallery showing exhibits of works by local youths.
Mexican Cultural Center(3.2 km)
Housed in the beautiful former Embassy of Mexico, the cultural center has a nice collection of Mexican artwork, and puts on frequent classical and other musical performances, as well as film screenings, lectures, and other events.
President Lincoln's Cottage(0.7 km)
President Lincoln and his family summered here from 1862-1864 to escape the awful climate (physical and political) of the White House.
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