Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Washington DC

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves and interprets Cedar Hill, where Frederick Douglass lived from 1877 until his death in 1895. Born into slavery, Douglass escaped to spend his life fighting for justice and equality for all people. His tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity continue to inspire and sustain people today.
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  • There was just a $1 fee to hold the reservation. The tour started with a film about Douglass' life. The visitor center had artifacts, a store and some history from his life. The tour of his house was ...  more »
  • Incredibly well preserved and mostly originally furnished memorial to the greatest orator and abolitionist of the 19th century...and everybody‚Äôs favorite Republican. My only criticism: the intro movie...  more »
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  • What a hidden Gem in DC. I've been to DC at least 10 times before I went here. AMAZING!!! Great, knowledgeably, enthusiastic staff. I'm a 30 year high school US History teacher and I even learned things I did not know that filled in parts of other stories in US history. This is the greatest place that few know about. Beautiful preservation of the legacy of an American hero. Do NOT miss this. Make sure you make reservations because the tour groups are small but you will get amazing attention. Ask questions because the guides know their history and love to answer questions.
  • AMAZING tour. Our guild was very knowledgable and enjoyed what she does. I forgot to get her name but if u go she is a young black lady with dreads. You won't be disappointed.

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