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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the site of Cedar Hill in Washington, DC, is the best place to commemorate the life of Frederick Douglass. The great nineteenth century leader Frederick Douglass was a freedom seeker and a conductor on the Underground Railroad, as well as being the author of three autobiographies and the editor of three newspapers. His newspapers published articles on freedom seekers and championed the cause of abolition of slavery. Cedar Hill was Douglass' last home and the site where he wrote his third autobiography. After Douglass escaped from slavery in Maryland, Douglass lived in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and then Rochester, New York. After his escape, Douglass quickly became an orator making the life of a bondsman real to a multitude of audiences. In Rochester his home became a station on the Underground Railroad,and he published his newspapers, the most famous of which was The North Star.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: 1411 W. Street, SE, Washington, N/A, 20020

Contact Information: 202-426-5961 (main phone)

National Park Unit: Yes

Ownership: Park Superintendent

Location Type: Site

People/Organizations Associated with the site: Civil War

Freedom Seekers: Frederick Douglass