Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Local nameFrederick Douglass National Historic Site
LocationAnacostia, Washington D.C., United States

Previously known as Cedar Hill, this house was once the home of one of the most prominent African Americans, Frederick Douglass. Walk through this statesman's estate, see engaging exhibitions, or watch an educative film in the auditorium.

The only way to visit the inside of this historic house is as a part of a guided tour - there is limited space so be sure to make a reservation in advance.

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Frederick Douglass House… @ Walter Smalling for the Historic American Buildings Survey
Washington, DC: African American History Tour & Museum Entry from 89 USD

Opening hours

Grounds and visitor center:
Apr - Oct: daily 9 am - 5 pm
Nov - Mar: daily 9 am - 4:30 pm

Tours of the historic house:
9 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 3 pm, 3:30 pm
(Apr - Oct: + 4 pm )


Free admission to the site.

Tours of the house are ticketed, make sure to arrive early enough to pick up your tickets. They can also be reserved in advance.
$1.50 charge for each reserved ticket

More information and contact

Official website

Coordinates 38°51'48.109" N -76°59'6.671" E

Tours and activities: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

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