Special Event


Frederick Douglass Birthday Celebration

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site




The program will be held at Capital Turnaround, 770 M Street, S.E., Washington, DC (entrance on 7th Street, S.E.)

Dates & Times


Saturday, February 11, 2023


2:00 PM


2 hours

Type of Event

Children’s Program
Living History

Doors open at 12:30 pm


Join the National Park Service for this annual program celebrating Frederick Douglass's Birthday! The program will include music by the Jubilee Voices of the Washington Revels, performances by the student winners of the Douglass Oratorical Contest, and a light-hearted debate style program that asks the question: “What place did Frederick Douglass call home?” Douglass lived in three states and the District of Columbia during his lifetime, and while it is impossible to ask Douglass this question, our panelists will support their positions in the debate, and we will let the audience decide!  

The doors open early at 12:30 pm and we will have music by DC Strings, exhibitors, attendees will be able to learn about Frederick Douglass’ interest in DC’s streetcars and take a selfie with Frederick Douglass. 

The program will be held at Capital Turnaround, 770 M Street S.E., Washington, DC (entrance on 7th Street, S.E.)

Reservations are not required. 

Reservation or Registration: No