Permits & Reservations


Film and photography permits follow the guidlines of the National Capital Area and you can find more information on their website. For specific questions, please call the National Captial Parks-East permits office at 202-690-5152.



Reservations are required for group tours (11-60 people). Call 1-877-559-6777 at least one week in advance of your group's visit to make a reservation.

If you are visiting on your own or with a group of fewer than ten people, reservations are not required, but they are strongly encouraged. Space on each tour is limited; a reservation will guarantee you get on the tour. Visit or call 1-877-444-6777 to reserve tickets at least one day in advance.

There is a $1.00 reservation fee for each reserved ticket. School groups pay a flat fee of $10.00.

More information about tours of Frederick Douglass's historic house can be found on our Guided Tours page.

  • 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 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.

  • An actor dressed as Frederick Douglass talks to a crowd

    Attend special events and programs.

Last updated: July 1, 2020

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020


This phone number is to the ranger offices at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

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