• Cedar Hill

    Frederick Douglass

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Teacher Workshops

Teacher Group Visits

The Frederick Douglass NHS loves to host teachers and is able to work with the different focuses and priorities of groups. Please contact Braden Paynter to arrange a visit.

Teacher Fellows

Civil War Washington Teacher Fellowship

Spend a week exploring the Civil War through the lens of the Nation's Capital. The Civil War Washington Teacher Fellowship spends a day each at Ford's Theatre, Tudor Place, President Lincoln's Cottage, and the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. At each site we focus on both the content and different techniques (oratory, performance, primary sources, etc.) for incorporating that knowledge in the classroom. It is an amazing week with some of the best teachers from around the country.

Come away from your week in Washington familiar with: an array of virtual tours, the oratory skills to get your students on their feet performing speeches by Lincoln and Douglass; comfortable taking students on content-driven experiential learning adventures; and excited about using classroom drama to help historic characters come alive!

Session I, (grades 3-12, Local Area) June 23-28 Flyer

Session II, (National Teachers) July 14-19 Flyer


Did You Know?

54th Mass

Two of Frederick Douglass' sons fought in the 54th Massachusetts (made famous in the movie "Glory"). Both Charles and Frederick Douglass Jr. survived the Civil War, and lived to see their father hang a picture of the 54th storming Fort Wagner in his front hallway at his Cedar Hill home in Washington, DC.