Washington D.C.’s Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place of some of nation’s most famous and infamous figures. Presidents and first ladies were temporarily interred there. Visiting this historic place reveals stories of people who shaped our nation’s history.
Abraham Lincoln spent more than a year of his presidency living at this site about three miles from the White House. What was he doing there and what can you learn when you visit?
The National Portrait Gallery, part of the Smithsonian, features official presidential portraits. Be sure to check out the famous painting of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart saved by Dolley Madison and her servants before the White House was burned in the War of 1812.