• 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?

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.