"I will unite with any one to do right, and with no one to do wrong!"

Walk the halls of Cedar Hill, home of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Born into slavery, Douglass escaped to spend his life fighting for justice and equality for all people. His tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity continue to inspire and sustain people today. 


Ranger Talking with Visitor


Guided tours are the only way to see inside of Frederick Douglass's home. Here is what you need to know to take a tour of Cedar Hill.

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Family Fun Day

Bring your whole family and enjoy a day of free activities on Sunday, October 18!

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Young student giving speech

Apply for the Oratorical Contest

Interested in becoming a master of oratory? The site hosts a contest for students every winter. Applications are due November 6, 2015.

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Connect with Us on Social Media

We use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr to continue the conversation with our visitors.

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Bible with Frederick Douglass's Name on Cover

Frederick Douglass's Bible

Learn more about the Bible that Attorney General Loretta Lynch used to take her oath of office on June 17, 2015.

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Virtual Tour and Museum Exhibit

Can't make it to the house in person? No worries. Explore Cedar Hill from the comfort of your own home through this online exhibit.

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Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers. Working with us is a lot of fun and makes a huge impact on the site.

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Sites of National Capital Parks-East

Check out the incredible diversity of National Capital Parks-East sites. Natural, cultural, historical, and recreational - we have it all.

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