History & Culture

A black-and-white photograph of Frederick Douglass in his sixties

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was a runaway slave, abolitionist, civil rights advocate, and statesman.

A historic house on top of a hill

Cedar Hill

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

A violin on a chair

Collections

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

Scaffolding on a historic house

Preservation

The historic house and landscape have been protected for more than a hundred years.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020

Phone:

(202) 426-5961

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