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 Oak Hill Cemetery is one of our favorite historic and beautiful places to explore in Georgetown and DC by Foot is excited to partner with them to offer specialized walking tours of their grounds.

Practically a country club of the afterlife, Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown is where elite Washingtonians have come to rest for generations.

Both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis walked Oak Hill in mourning for their lost loved ones. Come along on this special tour of the cemetery and learn about the design and history of this unique and special place.

On the Oak Hill Cemetery tour, you’ll walk through windy pathways to visit the Gothic Oak Hill Chapel, designed by renowned architect James Renwick.

Listen to our podcast (Tour Guide Tell All) episode about Oak Hill Cemetery:

Tour information

Reservations: This tour is run as a private tour only.

Where: Meet your guide at the Oak Hill Cemetery Gate House at 30th and R St NW.

Duration: Tour lasts approx. 1.5 hours. Total walking is just under one mile (1,6km). Please note that this historic cemetery has unpaved and uneven walkways. This tour cannot accommodate strollers or wheelchairs.

Contact us if you are interested in booking a private Oak Hill Cemetery tour.

You can always visit Oak Hill Cemetery on your own! Check in at the gatehouse for free self-guided tours, though we suggest leaving a donation.

About The Author

Canden Arciniega

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with 4 published books about the city. She has written for HuffPost Travel and has been featured in the Washington Post, WTOP, and numerous other DC papers. She's also been interviewed by the BBC, NPR, Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the producer of our podcast, Tour Guide Tell All With a M.A. in History from University College London and a B.A. in History from Elon University, she is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city for over 10 years. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has travelled to 28 countries. Her two children (both under the age of 4) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts.
Updated: January 22nd, 2023
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