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For those who can't get enough of obituaries and the stories of the dead, two local cemeteries are sponsoring tours.

The historic Congressional Cemetery in Southeast D.C. will offer a walking tour at noon on Saturday, May 22, with these tantalizing come-ons: "Which cemetery resident haunts the Capitol Dome? Who was famous for levitating grand pianos?"

Meet at the historic chapel at the center of Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St., SE (corner of E, 18th, and Potomac Sts., SE). The tour is free, but reservations are required. Register online only.

Additional free cemetery tours will be offered this weekend at St. Paul's Rock Creek Parish Cemetery, Webster St. and Rock Creek Church Rd., NW. There will be two 90-minute tours Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and a Sunday tour at noon. This cemetery features the famous sculpture by Augustus St. Gaudens outside the tomb of Clover Adams, the wife of Henry Adams.

Reserve online for the first Saturday tour, the second Saturday tour or the Sunday tour.

By Matt Schudel  |  May 21, 2010; 12:30 PM ET
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