• Cedar Hill

    Frederick Douglass

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

History & Culture

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves the home and legacy of Frederick Douglass, a runaway slave, abolitionist, civil rights advocate, author and statesmen.

 

Frederick Douglass's life and a list of Douglass resources on the web.

 

Cedar Hill, the home of Frederick Douglass.

Did You Know?

Douglass and Joseph

Family was a big part of Frederick Douglass' life at Cedar Hill. By the 1890s his four surviving children (a fifth had died as a baby) all lived in Washington, D.C. Between them they eventually gave Douglass twenty one grand kids, filling the halls of Cedar Hill with noise and activity. Douglass can be seen here with his grandson Joseph, who went on to become a famous violinist.