Operating Hours & Seasons

**The Frederick Douglass NHS is currently closed to the public and no guided tours are available.**

Historic House

The historic house is open only at scheduled times for guided tours. Rangers guide tours every day, except for January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Visitor Center and Grounds

The visitor center and grounds are open daily, except for January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25. Hours vary by season:

April 1 through October 31 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 1 through March 31 - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Unscheduled closures may occur due to emergencies or inclement weather. For the latest updates on our operating status, contact us, follow us on social media, or check for alerts.
  • 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 historic house on top of a hill

    Cedar Hill

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

  • An actor dressed as Frederick Douglass talks to a crowd


    Attend special events and programs.

Last updated: April 20, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020


202 426-5961

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