The Cemetery is open to the public year-round. Please visit anytime. We are located at 2501 Mill Rd NW, in Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007 (1/2 block north of the intersection of 27th and Q Streets, NW).
We ask visitors to understand and respect that burial sites exist throughout the open and wooded areas of the memorial park, and most do not have a headstone or other marker.
All dogs must be on a leash, and all of their waste removed from the cemetery.
Parking is very limited at the Cemetery. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website can help you plan your visit using Metrobus or Metrorail services. Google Maps Transit Directions is another useful trip planning resource.
Preparing for your visit
In addition to the useful information shared on our History page, please consider these useful resources:
African American Heritage Trail, identifies more than 200 sites that are important in local and national history and culture.
Black Georgetown Remembered" A History of Its Black Community From the Founding of "The Town of George" in 1751 to the Present Day". Author Kathleen M. Lesko; Contributing Authors Valerie Babb and Carroll R. Gibbs, ISBN 978-0-87840-526-8
Escape on the Pearl, Special to the Washington Post, August 12, 1998, By Mary Kay Ricks. Shares the April 15, 1848 escape of 77 slaves from Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria on the sailing vessel The Pearl, the ensuing "Washington Riot", and elevation of the abolition debate.
Other nearby points of interest (click here for detailed information)
"Herring Hill" defines the area south of P Street NW, between 29th Street NW and Rock Creek. Herring Hill was the nucleus of the historic black community in Georgetown.
Alfred and Hannah Cole Pope Residence, 2900 O Street NW
Emma V. Brown Residence, 3044 P Street NW
Mount Zion United Methodist Church 1334 29th St., NW
Holy Rood Cemetery, 2126 Wisconsin Avenue NW
John H. Fleet Residence, 1208 30th Street NW
First Baptist Church, 2624 Dumbarton Street NW
Patrick Francis Healy Hall, Georgetown University