• 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?

Douglass and Joseph

Frederick Douglass had a rich family life at Cedar Hill. By the 1890s, all four of his adult children lived in Washington, D.C. His grandchildren visited often. Douglass is seen here with his grandson Joseph, who was a renowned violinist.