We strive to make the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site accessible for everybody. Please contact us with your questions or concerns.

Please note that rehabilitation of the site is still ongoing. Future plans include the installation of an elevator and exhibits compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A blue wheelchair accessible logo painted onto the pavement in front of a historic house
The accessible parking spot and entrance are located behind the historic house.

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Physical / Mobility

There is a designated accessible parking spot behind the building for one personal vehicle. A ramp and door opener provides access to the rear of the building. Please contact us in advance of your visit to make arrangements for using the accessible entrance.

The first floor of the historic house is accessible. The second and third floors can only be reached by stairs.

An accessible restroom is located on the first floor. The door can only be opened manually.

Deaf / Hearing Loss

If you would like to request an American Sign Language interpreter, please notify us two weeks in advance of your visit by contacting us.

Service Animals

Service animals are allowed at the site. Please see the U.S. Department of Justice's website for a definition of a service animal.
  • A color photo of the restored site and two adjacent properties
    The Office-Home

    Learn more about the pioneering work done by Dr. Woodson and others from out of this American treasure that is now a national historic site.

  • Park partners gathered out front of the historic site.

    Learn about all things related to the Woodson Home, events, public programming, and more...

  • Image of an old flyer about Negro History Week depicting three figures.
    Negro History to Black History
    Why February?

    View a video that explains why Dr. Woodson selected February for the observance of "Negro History Week", now known as "Black History Month".

Last updated: March 7, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

National Capital Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Drive SE

Washington, DC 20020


(202) 690-5185
The Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site is a part of the portfolio of parkland and historic sites of National Capital Parks-East.

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