Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Washington DC

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The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, administered by the National Park Service, is located at 1411 W Street, SE, in Anacostia, a neighborhood east of the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington, D.C. United States. Established in 1988 as a National Historic Site, the site preserves the home and estate of Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent African Americans of the 19th century. Douglass lived in this house, which he named Cedar Hill, from 1877–1878 until his death in 1895. Perched on a hilltop, the site offers a sweeping view of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington, D.C., skyline.

In 2017 the site was used to represent Washington, D.C., on its America the Beautiful quarter.
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  • I have not been into this location but have been on the grounds several times activating this park for ham radio. I think the most difficult thing for most people might be that it is up on a hill... 
    I have not been into this location but have been on the grounds several times activating this park for ham radio. I think the most difficult thing for most people might be that it is up on a hill...  more »
  • i lived on 16th & W ST SE all my life as a child i would go to this place every fall to roll down hill with fall leaves 
    i lived on 16th & W ST SE all my life as a child i would go to this place every fall to roll down hill with fall leaves  more »
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  • Washington, D.C. has many fascinating sights and this one sits among the very best. I learned about a great man and was privileged to receive a personal tour of his house guided by an extremely knowledgeable park ranger. A truly life-enhancing experience to be cherished.

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