• Cedar Hill

    Frederick Douglass

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Guided Tours


Ranger-led tours are the only way to see the inside of Cedar Hill. Tours are ticketed, and there are a limited number of tickets available for each tour. Tour tickets are available by reservation or on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis. Visitors are strongly encouraged to make a reservation to guarantee their place on the tour.

Tours last approximately 30 minutes. Visitors are encouraged to arrive a half-hour early to pick up tickets at the visitor center, read exhibits, view the film, and use the restroom. (Please note that the park opens at 9:00 am, so there is no need to show up a half-hour early for the 9:00 am tour.)

Tour Times
Groups of 10 or fewer

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


Rules and Notes

  • Reserved tickets should be claimed at the Visitor Center desk at least ten minutes prior to the start of the tour.
  • Visitors cannot join a tour after it has entered the historic house.
  • Strollers, tote bags, backpacks, and other large bags are not allowed in the historic house.
  • Flash photography is not allowed in the historic house.
  • The Visitor Center, grounds, and first floor of the historic house are accessible. Visitors should be advised that the historic house is on top of a hill. It can be reached either by climbing 85 stairs or taking a ramp.
  • House tours last approximately 30 minutes. Plan to spend about one hour total on-site during your visit.

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