12 Comment

  • The irrepresable goth kid in me LOVES old cemeteries. Interestingly enough (and this is probably common knowledge to people living here), Rock Creek has the oldest headstones in DC, but many of them were moved from where they were before – Lafayette Park.

    Cue Craig T. Nelson “You son of a bitch! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn’t you? You son of a bitch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! You-only-moved-the-headstones! Why? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY???” From Poltergeist

  • bfinpetworth

    I hope for Elenor’s sake that JM was a nice husband. That’s a long time to put up with someone’s crap.

  • orderedchaos

    Hey, there’s a tour of the cemetary this weekend:

    On October 1st and 2nd Cultural Tourism DC from 12 noon – 1:30 pm & 2 – 3:30 pm will have tours of the Historic St. Paul’s Rock Creek Cemetery: DC’s Colonial Era Church and Churchyard. Interested persons should meet at the wrought-iron gates at Webster St. and Rock Creek Church Rd., NW. Free parking available onsite. End at St. Paul’s Center inside the grounds. For additional information or to RSVP, visit: http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/.

    At 300 years old, St. Paul’s and Rock Creek cemetery are the only colonial church and churchyard within the District of Columbia. As you stroll through 86 immaculate acres, see some of the nation’s finest sacred art, including Saint-Gaudens’ world famous sculpture in the Adams Memorial. Hear the stories and see the “Gilded Age” memorials to some of the nation’s most famous and infamous political, cultural, and business movers and shakers.

  • Love walking around in Rock Creek Cemetery. It’s a shame they locked the New Hampshire entrance. I bet there are older headstones there than this one, but they’re so faded you can’t read them. I love the one that’s growing out of the tree.

Comments are closed.