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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

1411 W Street, S.E., Washington DC, DC 20020-4813
+1 202-426-5961
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Honoring the most famous African-American, this National Historic Site consists of Douglass' home and a visitor center and is dedicated to preserving his legacy of work on behalf of African Americans.
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“cedar hill” (16 reviews)
“house tour” (13 reviews)
“his life” (16 reviews)
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1411 W Street, S.E., Washington DC, DC 20020-4813
+1 202-426-5961
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

After looking at several websites, we decided to venture across the Anacostia River to the Frederick Douglas site. It's an easy trip on the "gold" Circulator bus from the Potomac Avenue Metro toward Skylands. It's a part of DC that we hadn't been before, through...More

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The place and history of a great man that should not be forgotten. Short film and house tours available.

Thank Sam A
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Reserve your spot online so you don't arrive and only get to see the gift shop! Cedar Hill - Frederick Douglass' house on the hill is worth a visit. The house is left as it was at the time of his death - offering a...More

Thank Fran M
Reviewed 4 January 2017

There are so many museums and historical sites and must-see attractions in Washington D.C. that you have difficulty scheduling enough time to visit all of them. Over a period of years, my wife and I have managed to see most of them. And we always...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Now, this must be on every African-American Historical Tour itinerary! Something for EVERYONE, not just people of African descent. There were curious tourists from all over the world at this wonderful historical home and museum up on a hill, overlooking D.C.. The narrated history, the...More

1  Thank Dinocatlover P
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We first began the tour inside of the center at the bottom of the hill where there was a store to buy items and then we were directed to walk up the hill to Fredrick Douglass' home to start the tour. There are A LOT...More

1  Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

It started with a 20 movie describing Frederick Douglas' life: dramatization; lots of quotes and interesting information in the lobby; be sure to sign up for a tour which we unfortunately missed.

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Just visited this historic home today with neighbors from Alexandria. It's a FREE national historic site, so there is NO entrance fee. There is ample free parking, a quick walk to the visitors' center. There you get a pass for the guided tour of Douglass'...More

Thank dcr1837
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit. For any Historical Buff is a must see. We had no idea that most of the items in the home were original to Frederick Douglass. We enjoyed the visit.

Thank Ayla M
Reviewed 4 November 2016

You can only tour the house if you have a reservation. This is done through Recreation.gov for a $1.50 fee per person. Or, you can try to do a walk-up reservation. There is a movie which depicts the life of Frederick Douglass. The visitor's center...More

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Rachel T
5 June 2015|
Response from Cdnew1980 |
Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Maryland and rose to become a national leader of the abolitionist movement. He was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.
Rachel T
3 June 2015|
Response from Timothy R | Reviewed this property |
The memorial is based in the house Mr. Douglass bought when he was working in DC, so is there because of the house.