Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Washington DC

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, administered by the National Park Service, is located at 14111 W Street, SE, in Anacostia, a neighborhood east of the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington, D.C. 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 1877-1888 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.
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  • The Frederick Douglass National Site provides visitors with a wealth of knowledge. I’ve been to a lot of museums but this one gave a great deal of information as to who Douglass really was and how he....  more »
  • This wasn't my first time to DC. But having already done most of the standard touristy things--this was a great site. Douglass meant a lot to this country and his story is inspiring. We didn't...  more »
  • 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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