One of Washington D.C.'s most enchanting walking tours is on the the grounds of Oak Hill Cemetery. An English garden theme, mixed with the natural garden, Oak Hill is the resting place for many during the Civil War era.
The founder of Oak Hill, William Wilson Corcoran, had a vision that the grounds would continue to bring peace and delight in its natural design to those in the future and he has succeeded in his goal. Designed and built along the waters of Rock Creek, where a contructed stone wall follows the creeks path, Oak Hill dates back approximately 155 years.
Some of the oldest trees in the city live in Oak Hill. Because Oak Hill was already an established neighborhood at the time of the civil war's outbreak, the trees were saved during a era of extensive building.
Broken into twelve sections, the cemetery's walking paths are full of natural landscaping along with delightful architecture such as the Renwich Chapel, the Corcoran Mausoleum and the beauty of "The Swan" fountain. The visitor is given the opportunity to learn about Washington D.C.'s early history in an enchanting outdoor setting when visiting Oak Hill Cemetery. Oak Hill is being historicaly reconditioned to continue to give those who enjoy history and the outdoors a place to contemplate and learn.