1411 W ST SE, Washington DC 20020 (corner of 15th and W)
Get off at the Anacostia stop on the Green Line and take the B2 bus in the direction of Mt. Ranier. There is a bus stop directly in front of the Douglass home at the corner of 14th and W streets. Continue along the sidewalk in the direction the bus is traveling until you reach the visitor center (15th and W Streets SE).
The B2, 90, U2, 93, A42, A46, A48, P1, P2, and P6 all drop off within 2 blocks of the site.
You can walk to the site (3/4 of a mile) from the metro. Get off at the Anacostia station and head towards the "busses" exit. Turn left after going through the turnstiles, then right on Howard Rd. Turn left at MLK Avenue, then right on W St.
BikeYou can also walk/bike from downtown DC (3 miles) as the 11th St. Bridge has a sidewalk on it. Come over the bridge and continue straight on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Turn left on W Street. Continue on W to the Visitor Center.
From I-495/95 Beltway
Take Exit 3 north onto Indian Head highway (MD 210), which becomes South Capitol Street. Bear right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Turn right on W Street for four blocks. The visitor center parking lot will be on your right.
From the National Mall
Travel southeast on Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn right on 11th Street. Follow 11th until it ends at the bottom of a hill. Take the bridge across the river, then continue straight onto Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. at the far end of the bridge. Travel two blocks on MLK then at the light turn left onto W Street. Take W Street for four blocks and the parking lot will be on your right.
From I-295 South
Take exit 4A for Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Turn right at the top of the ramp and follow it down onto MLK Ave. At the second stop light turn left onto W Street. Take W Street for four blocks the parking lot is on your right.
From I-295 North
Take the exit for Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Keep left at the fork, continuing towards MLK Ave. Turn left at the light at the top of the ramp, then continue down onto MLK Ave. At the second stop light turn left onto W Street. Take W Street for four blocks the parking lot is on your right.
Did You Know?
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.