• Cedar Hill

    Frederick Douglass

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Operating Hours & Seasons


The site is open every day of the year with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st. Access to the house is by ticketed tour only.



(April - October)

Park: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

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(November - March)

Park: 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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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.