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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

A Washington, DC Historic Landmark


Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

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The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site honors Frederick Douglass' life and accomplishments. Douglass freed himself from slavery and helped to free millions of others. He lived in Rochester, NY throughout the Civil War. After the war he moved to Washington, DC to serve in international affairs, in the Council of Government for the District of Columbia, and as US Marshal for the District. In 1877 he purchased his home, which he named Cedar Hill and later became the location of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. The view of the Nation’s Capital from Cedar Hill is breathtaking.

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC
(202) 426-5961
The closest Metro stop is the Anacostia Metro Station

Open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, October 16 through April 14, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. April 15 through October 15. Closed on Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1.

There is no admission fee. However, a $2.00 per person service charge applies to reservations for tours of the Douglass Home. Tours must be scheduled in advance. Call (800) 967-2283.

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