On behalf of the National Park Service and Rock Creek Park, we welcome you to a self-guided tour of Battleground National Cemetery. Located at 6625 Georgia Avenue, Northwest, Battleground National Cemetery is one of nine Civil War installations under the stewardship of Rock Creek Park. It serves as the final resting place for the majority of Union soldiers who perished while defending Washington, DC during a Confederate attack on July 11th and 12th, 1864.
On this tour, you will take a look at the brave men who selflessly sacrificed their lives to save Washington, DC and learn of the numerous ways in which the cemetery pays homage to the individuals that are interred here.
Like the two 6 pounder smoothe-bore Civil War cannon that flank the gates of the cemetery, you will discover that everything located on this hallowed ground symbolically protects the sanctity of the soil and the story of the men who lay here.
Note that directions given will assume you are facing the current point of interest. To start the tour, and also at the end of each segment, hit the NEXT button below.