Prospect Hill Cemetery
Our Nation's Capital's Historic German-American Cemetery
Established 1858
2201 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Open Thursday through Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm
202-667-0676   or   571-212-1173
The Cemetery Today
Last updated: May 18, 2024

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 10:00am

Due to inclement weather
rescheduled to Saturday, May 25.
    Volunteers are needed to help with spring cleaning at our Prospect Hill Cemetery. Superintendent Joe Connell says there is plenty to do, and he could use some help. If you have a few hours to spare on the 18th bring your rakes, brooms, clippers, weed wackers, old shoes, work clothes and gloves. Refreshments will be available.
    In case of inclement weather, call the cemetery office at 202-667-0676.

Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2024
Lot owners meeting at 10:00 am.
Memorial Day Service at 11:30am.
Music: Washington Saengerbund.
Homilist: Pastor of The United Church.

Refreshments: Finger-food at about 12:30pm.

Prospect Hill Cemetery
A Historic Landmark of the District of Columbia

Burial sites
Plot markers
Community Events
Cemetery History
Historical Perspectives
Publications and
three times a year
19th Century Medicine
List of Surnames
PHC and the Civil War
Soldiers at PHC

Cemetery Entrance

Cemetery in winter
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To enter the cemetery
along North Capitol Street.
Drivers should enter the service roadway
from Rhode Island Avenue.
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 resident superintendent.

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 parties.
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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