Fees & Passes


There is no entrance fee. If you make a reservation to tour the historic house, there is a reservation fee of $1.00 for each reserved ticket for individuals and groups. School groups pay a special flat fee of $10.00.

Please note: You can only enter the historic house by being on a guided tour. Reservations are strongly encouraged.


Because the site does not charge an entrance fee, passes are not issued here. Learn more about the America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series and fee-free days in the national parks.

  • 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.

  • A sign for the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site visitor center with leaves in foreground

    Basic Information

    Find out about operating hours and seasons, fees and passes, and permits and reservations.

  • A group of visitors in front of a historic house

    Things to Do

    Tour the historic house, see exhibits, explore the grounds, and watch the film.

Last updated: November 5, 2018

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