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?
Visitors to Frederick Douglass' Cedar Hill home in Washington, D.C. would enjoy a game of checkers with him in his East Parlor, the fanciest and most public room in the house.