History & Culture

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

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

A violin on a chair

The site cares for thousands of original objects that belonged to the Douglasses.

Scaffolding on a historic house

The historic house and landscape have been protected for more than a hundred years.

A historic house on top of a hill
Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill was the name of Frederick Douglass's estate in Anacostia.

Last updated: February 20, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020


This phone number is to the ranger offices at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

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