Special Event

Frederick Douglass Annual Birthday Commemoration

Fee: Free.


Dates & Times

Date:

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time:

1:00 PM

Duration:

3 hours

Type of Event

Children’s Program
Other
Performance
Talk

Description

Join the National Park Service on Saturday, February 16, 2019 as we end the bicentennial year of Frederick Douglass’s birth and continue our celebration of the man, his legacy, and his impact on the world.

Enjoy a commemorative program from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at D.C. Prep Academy (1409 V Street SE) featuring historic African American spirituals by the Washington Revels, poetry written and read by local youth, and dramatic recitations of Douglass’s most famous speeches performed by winners of the annual Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Oratorical Contest.

Enjoy ranger led house tours of Frederick Douglass's home on the quarter of every hour between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Check in at the Visitor Center. 

Reservation or Registration: No


Contact Information

Richard Moorer
202-4265961