"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. People everywhere still find inspiration today 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.

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Frederick Douglass was courageous, brave, dynamic, intelligent, and authentic. His spirit lives on at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

Frederick Douglass Family Day 2022

Frederick Douglass Family Day

Come out to Anacostia Park to explore your own physical & mental well-being surrounded by community & the influence of Frederick Douglass!

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Virtual Tour

Tour the inside of Frederick Douglass's house from wherever you are. Virtually walk the halls and see closeups of historic objects.

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Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill was the name of Frederick Douglass's estate in Anacostia.

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Collections

The site cares for thousands of original objects that belonged to the Douglasses.

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Virtual Oratorical Contest

This competition for students to test their public speaking skills is virtual. Become a young orator.

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Bookstore, Order Online!

Operated by America's National Parks, the bookstore sells unique educational products and books related to Frederick Douglass.

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