"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.
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.Read More
Dynamic Author and Public Speaker Audrey Peterman
Join us as Audrey Peterman shares her work and words about linking African Americans to the wonders of America's National ParksRead More
Community Discussion of Douglass's Narrative
Join the American University Library for a community discussion of Frederick Douglass's Narrative. Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 pm.Read More
We need volunteers. Working us is a lot of fun and makes a huge impact on the site.Read More
Explore Mr. Douglass's home with our virtual tour and online exhibit. Can't make it to the house? No worries. Check out his home from your home.Read More
Fred is on Facebook!
Want more Douglass? Join us on Facebook! We will keep chatting about Douglass, his ideas, his house, and what it is like to work there.Read More
Picture Yourself at Cedar Hill
Our new video short about Douglass, the power of photography, and visiting Cedar Hill.Read More
Frederick Douglass Family Foundation
Thanks to the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation and Douglass descendant Kenneth Morris for helping us celebrate our anniversary.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
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.