"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."

Frederick Douglass spent his life fighting for justice and equality. Born into slavery in 1818, he escaped as a young man and became a leading voice in the abolitionist movement. People everywhere still find inspiration today in his tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity. Douglass's legacy is preserved here at Cedar Hill, where he lived his last 17 years. Read More

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Frederick Douglass was courageous, brave, dynamic, intelligent, and authentic. His spirit lives on at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

Frederick Douglass Bust Statue

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial

Join the National Park Service as we commemorate 200 years of Frederick Douglass's life and legacy.

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Tour the Historic House

The only way to get inside Frederick Douglass's home is to be on a guided tour. Rangers lead daily tours at scheduled times.

A black-and-white photograph of Frederick Douglass in his sixties

Learn the History of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was a runaway slave, abolitionist, equal rights advocate, statesman and more.

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Virtual Tour

Tour the inside of Frederick Douglass's house from wherever you are. Virtually walk the halls and see closeups of historic objects!

Last updated: February 13, 2018

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