• Cedar Hill

    Frederick Douglass

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Fees & Reservations


Do I need a ticket?

Only to view the house. The visitor center and grounds are unticketed.

Should I reserve a ticket?

If you have more than 10 people in your group the answer is "YES!," reservations are required. (maximum 60 people)

If you have 10 or fewer we still strongly recommend tickets. True, any unreserved tour tickets are available on a first come first served basis, but during busy times of the year that's not many.



Making a reservation

Groups of 10 or less-
Call 1-877-444-6777 or visit Recreation.gov. Must be made at least one day in advance.

Groups of more than 10-
Call 1-877-559-6777. Group reservations must be at least one week in advance.


There is a $1.50 charge for each reserved ticket.
School groups are charged a flat fee of $5.00 for the entire group.

Tour Times

Groups of 10 or less-

April to October
9:00, 12:15, 1:15, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00

November to March
9:00, 12:15, 1:15, 3:00, 3:30

Groups of more than 10-
Year Round
9:30, 10:45, 2:00

Did You Know?

Douglass and Joseph

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.