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The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves and interprets Cedar Hill, where Frederick Douglass lived from 1877 until his death in 1895.

The centerpiece of the site is the historic house, which sits on top of a 50-foot hill and eight acres of the original estate. Restored to its 1895 appearance, the house is furnished with original objects that belonged to Frederick Douglass and other household members.

A typical visit lasts about 1.5 hours. Things to do include touring the historic house, looking at exhibits, watching the film, and exploring the grounds.

You must be on a guided tour to get inside the historic house. Because space is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged, even if you are visiting on your own. If you are visiting with a group of more than ten, reservations are required.

 
  • 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.

  • An old office furnished with wooden chairs, a desk, and bookshelves

    Virtual Tour

    See the inside of Frederick Douglass's home from wherever you are.

  • An actor dressed as Frederick Douglass talks to a crowd

    Calendar

    Attend special events and programs.

Last updated: March 5, 2017

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1411 W Street SE
Washington , DC 20020

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