• Cedar Hill

    Frederick Douglass

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Things To Do

Tour the Frederick Douglass House- Remember to make your reservations ahead of time.

Investigate the grounds- Run up and down the hill, take in the sweeping view of downtown Washington (we think its the best in town), look at the trees, or have a picnic (just take that trash with you).

Explore the Visitor Center- Pick up Tickets, study exhibits, watch Fighter for Freedom (a seventeen minute movie about Douglass' life), or visit the book store.

Did You Know?

54th Mass

Two of Frederick Douglass's sons served in the 54th Massachusetts (portrayed in the movie "Glory") during the Civil War. Both Lewis and Charles survived, and lived to see their father hang a print of the 54th storming Fort Wagner in the front hall of Cedar Hill.