The Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board will consider naming Congressional Cemetery in Washington. DC as a National Historical Landmark. The nomination is on the agenda for the committee’s meeting slated for Nov. 2-4 in Washington, DC.
The committee makes recommendations to the board, which will consider the recommendation at a date to be determined.
The meeting is open to the public and the committee is taking public comments. For info on the meeting and commenting, see http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-19967.htm.
The national cemetery, on the southeast side of Capitol Hill, lies far from most famous monuments in town. Two vice presidents and 13 members of Congress are buried there. Amongst cemeteries, the Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery is dedicated to helping people understand it. Christ Church once maintained it.
For a map, photos, information on its history and tours, see http://www.congressionalcemetery.org/.