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Smithsonian Lecture Series - Oak Hill Cemetery

  • S. Dillon Ripley Center Washington, DC (map)

Established by an act of Congress in 1849, Oak Hill is one of the nation’s finest examples of garden cemeteries. Along with wooded trails and gardens, Oak Hill is home to a Gothic Revival chapel designed by James Renwick; the Van Ness Mausoleum designed by George Hadfield; and the dramatic “Heron” fountain. The speaker is Dave Jackson, superintendent of Oak Hill Cemetery.