Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Collection

Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
Introduction

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was a prominent nineteenth century abolitionist, orator, Minister to Haiti, U.S. Marshall and author. He purchased his Victorian home, Cedar Hill, on September 1, 1877. When it became a unit of the National Park Service, it was named the Frederick Douglass Home and later, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. The Site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Collection Summary

Objects, furnishings, and archival materials related to the Frederick Douglass Home, Cedar Hill (c.1877-1895); objects and documents related to his pursuits of equal rights; paintings, sculpture, books, newspapers, and prints of Douglass, his family, and associates; objects and documents related to his writings, travels, appointment papers, and speeches.

Collection Size

~27,800

Curator

Kamal McClarin

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Last updated: April 20, 2016