Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Washington DC

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves and interprets Cedar Hill, where Frederick Douglass lived from 1877 until his death in 1895. Born into slavery, Douglass escaped to spend his life fighting for justice and equality for all people. His tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity continue to inspire and sustain people today.
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  • The house of Frederick Douglass and its grounds, situated in Anacostia's Cedar Park, afford a splendid view out over the river and downtown DC. Anacostia was originally a neighborhood inhabited by Afr...  more »
  • To visit the home of Frederick Douglass is priceless. The is a mansion and called Cedar Hill. The gift shop and entry is on the street level. To get to the mansion requires a nice hike straight up. So...  more »
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  • What a hidden Gem in DC. I've been to DC at least 10 times before I went here. AMAZING!!! Great, knowledgeably, enthusiastic staff. I'm a 30 year high school US History teacher and I even learned things I did not know that filled in parts of other stories in US history. This is the greatest place that few know about. Beautiful preservation of the legacy of an American hero. Do NOT miss this. Make sure you make reservations because the tour groups are small but you will get amazing attention. Ask questions because the guides know their history and love to answer questions.
  • AMAZING tour. Our guild was very knowledgable and enjoyed what she does. I forgot to get her name but if u go she is a young black lady with dreads. You won't be disappointed.
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