Tour Historic Cemeteries of Georgetown w/Hiking Master, Guide BK. Author&Club Member Barbara Saffir ABE '82

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring water. We will begin at Union Band Memorial (North of 27th and Q Streets) and finish the tour at Georgetown University. This tour is free and limited to Members and their guests.

We will begin our tour at the Female Union Band Society Cemetery and then visit Oak Hill Cemetery. We have made arrangements to see the Renwick Chapel there before visiting the cemetery. Then we will proceed to the Cemetery of the Holy Rood and finally visit the Jesuit Cemetery at Georgetown University.

"Throughout the second half of the 19th and into the 20th century, bodies from virtually all of the District’s family burial grounds and dozens of the city’s
early churchyards were relocated to the new cemeteries."

 SHOES THAT CAN HANDLE DIRT, MUD, & SLIPPERY SURFACES ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR SAFETY IN ALL THE OLD CEMETERIES.

When:

3 days away
1:30PM - 4:30PM Sun 26 Sep 2021 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Where:

Mount Zion Cemetery/Female Union Band Society Cemetery
2501 Mill Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20007

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WASHINGTON, DC CEMETERIES:

https://planning.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/op/publication/attachments/Cemetery%2520Brochure%2520Final%2520opt%25202.pdf

 

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1. MOUNT ZION - FEMALE UNION BAND SOCIETY HISTORIC MEMORIAL PARK

Mill Road, NW by 27 Street, NW, Washington, DC

https://www.mtzion-fubs.org

 

2. OAK HILL CEMETERY

30th and R streets NW, Washington, DC

https://www.oakhillcemeterydc.org

MAP: https://www.oakhillcemeterydc.org/app/uploads/2018/09/Oak-Hill-Cemetery-Map.pdf

 

3. HOLY ROOD CEMETERY

2126 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC

https://holytrinitycolumbarium.org

 

4. VOLTA PARK (former Presbyterian Cemetery)

34 Street, NW between Q Street and Volta PL, NW

https://voltapark.org/history

https://gloverparkhistory.com/cemeteries/burial-grounds-of-georgetown/the-presbyterian-burial-ground-of-georgetown/

 

5. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY'S JESUIT CEMETERY (not original location)

Just west of 3700 O St., NW and south of the Bunn Intercultural Center on campus https://www.library.georgetown.edu/infrequently-asked-questions/it-true-jesuit-community-cemetery-was-originally-different-location-cam

MAPS:

https://maps.georgetown.edu

https://nvsa2017.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/georgetown_campus_map.pdf