• 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?

The Growlery

Behind Cedar Hill is a reconstruction of the "Growlery," where Frederick Douglass retreated to work and "growl" when he was in the mood. This one-room den was simply furnished with a fireplace, desk, and couch.