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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

1411 W St SE, 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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  • Average4%
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1411 W St SE, Washington DC, DC 20020-4813
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"cedar hill"
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"house tour"
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"his life"
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"visitor center"
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"amazing man"
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"original artifacts"
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"park ranger"
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"high hill"
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"death mask"
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Reviewed yesterday

There were two adults and three teens in our group who went here to learn about Frederick Douglass' life/legacy. We watched the 17 minutes video. I would warn that during the short video, it shows brutality against slaves. It is fairly graphic and may not...More

Thank SuperJ6
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had a short time to see the outside of Frederick Douglass' home (as part of an African American tour of DC), but it was the most unique feature of that tour before the grand finale inside the Smithsonian museum. We did get to...More

2  Thank moviegeekjn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read Douglass' autobiography I was excited to see his home. I didn't realize what a view of DC it had, which was very inspiring considering all the work he had done. Tip: skip the info video.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a Saturday morning and so glad that I did. It’s located on a hill that overlooks D.C. To understand the significance of a former slave, turned freedom fighter, owing a property like this in the 1800’s is what determination looks like. No...More

1  Thank Monty0980
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frederick Douglass' home sits high upon a Hill in the Anacostia section of D.C. This was my second visit to Douglass' home and I was not disappointed either time. The house tour was informative. The guides were quite knowledgeable about Douglass, his life and family....More

1  Thank jne7299318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in the nations capital, there are tons of places to see and get to, but for authentic history that means something this is a place you should stop. Douglass’ Home is where he wrote his autobiography and where he passed away. In the historic...More

1  Thank Lou L
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I’m writing this review so that others do not miss this great venue like we did. This venue (National Historic Site) is run by the National Park Service and we are DEEPLY disappointed we did not get to see it. We went to the Frederick...More

2  Thank itsanissue
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I am very glad we visited this historic site and took the tour of the home. What an influential man and powerful orator.

Thank SusieH327
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I just want to say out of all the different posts and contributions of me to TripAdvisor this had to be one of the best tours that I went on. The inside and out of the home is in impeccable condition and well-maintained I recommend...More

2  Thank bhlraven1916
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This is a nice house to visit There were not many people in the group, so it was a small tour grouo. The guide was very knowledgeable and very charismatic. Be careful in some of the surrounding areas, because there were some very rough areas...More

1  Thank Ryan S
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swest8812
31 March 2018|
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Response from Sarah C | Reviewed this property |
Call ahead but generally NPS sites are closed Christmas and Thanksgiving.
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Amanda S
21 March 2018|
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Response from Sarah C | Reviewed this property |
You should call the park number to be sure but you should be able to go in and get tickets the day of. But it’s always best to call the individual park for the best information.
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Rachel T
4 June 2015|
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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.
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