|Founded by German immigrants in 1858, Prospect Hill
Cemetery is located 22 blocks directly north of the Capitol of the
United States. Now in the midst of urban Washington, DC, when founded
it was in the countryside outside city limits. The cemetery is the
final resting place for more than 14,000 persons.
The cemetery is open Thursdays through Mondays from 10:00am to
4:00pm. It remains a working cemetery, having about six interments
each year. It is maintained by a volunteer Board of Trustees and the
The cemetery is a non-profit 501(c)(13) organization. Having no
supporting foundation or organization, its existence is made possible
primarily through contributions by descendants of those buried in
these dedicated grounds or donations from other interested
Donations are very much appreciated and can be made online using
Credit Cards or PayPal. See our Publications
or Donations page
to find details about making a tax-deductible donation or ordering
Prospect Hill Cemetery books.
Burial sites are available. Please call 202-667-0676.
Visitors searching for graves should call first and make
an appointment with the Superintendent before arriving at the
cemetery. This way he can prepare for their visit and give them his
undivided attention. He will be glad to help in any way. The office
number is 202-667-0676. Please wait until the reservation has been
confirmed before arriving at the cemetery.
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