• Cedar Hill

    Frederick Douglass

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Things To Know Before You Come

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site may be accessed via car or public transportation. Directions

All tours start in the Visitor Center. Visitors who have made reservations must check-in at the Visitor Center at least ten minutes prior to the tour in order to pick up their tickets. Visitors who do not have tickets will not be allowed to join the tour.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive 20-30 minutes before the start of the tour. Once the tour has begun, no one may enter the house. Visitors with reservations who arrive more than 5 minutes after their scheduled tour will not be allowed to join the tour. They may join the next available tour.

There are approximately 85 stairs from the Visitor Center/parking lot to the front porch of the home. Accessibility

Did You Know?

The Growlery

At the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. you can see a reconstruction of Frederick Douglass' "Growlery." It was a one room building with a stove, bed, and desk where Douglass could retreat to work and "growl" when he was in the mood.