The only way to get inside Frederick Douglass's historic house is to be on a guided tour. Rangers guide interpretive tours of the house every day at the scheduled times listed below. Tours cover the first and second floors of the house, and they last about thirty minutes. Restored to its circa 1895 appearance, the house is furnished with original objects owned and used by Frederick Douglass and his family.
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Standard Tours (1 to 10 people)
Space is limited to ten people on the standard tour. Reservations are not required, but they are strongly encouraged. To make a reservation, visit recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. There is a $1.50 fee for each reserved ticket. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Unreserved tickets are free to the public and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Standard tours are every day at the following times:
Group Tours (11 to 60 people)
Reservations are required for group tours. Call 1-877-559-6777 at least one week in advance to make reservations. There is a $1.50 fee for each reserved ticket. School groups pay a flat fee of $5.00.
Group tours must be reserved for the following times:
Recommendations and Rules
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