"I would unite with anybody to do right; and with nobody to do wrong."

Frederick Douglass spent his life fighting for justice and equality. Born into slavery in 1818, he escaped as a young man and became a leading voice in the abolitionist movement. Today, people everywhere still find inspiration in his tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity. Douglass's legacy is preserved here at Cedar Hill, where he lived his last 17 years. Read More

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

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Welcome to Frederick Douglass National Historic Site!

A ranger talks with a group of students in a historic parlor

Tour the Historic House

The only way to get inside Frederick Douglass's home is to be on a guided tour. Rangers lead daily tours at scheduled times.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020

Phone:

(202) 426-5961

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