Fees & Passes

Plan Your Visit

Key Information

  1. Timed tickets required to visit the historic home

    To tour the home, book a reservation in advance online. Same-day tickets may be available at the visitor center desk. Tours frequently fill to capacity. Tickets are not required to visit the visitor center.

    Reservations and timed entry

Reservations and Timed Entry

Historic Home Tour Reservation

Jan 1–Dec 31

Required to enter the historic Frederick Douglass Home

The guided tour includes the upper and lower floors of the home and provides an intimate window into the life of Frederick Douglass. Space on each tour is limited. You are strongly encouraged to make a reservation to secure your spot on a tour. While walk-ins without a reservation are permitted if space is available, tours are frequently completely full well in advance. Plan ahead and reserve your tour today!

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees, including timed entry or reservation fees, may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:


There is no entrance fee. If you make a reservation to tour the historic house, there is a reservation fee of $1.00 for each reserved ticket for individuals and groups. School groups pay a special flat fee of $10.00.

Please note: You can only enter the historic house by being on a guided tour. Reservations are strongly encouraged.


Because the site does not charge an entrance fee, passes are not issued here. Learn more about the America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series and fee-free days in the national parks.

  • A ranger talks with a group of students in a historic parlor
    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 sign for the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site visitor center with leaves in foreground
    Basic Information

    Find out about operating hours and seasons, fees and passes, and permits and reservations.

  • A group of visitors in front of a historic house
    Things to Do

    Tour the historic house, see exhibits, explore the grounds, and watch the film.

Last updated: May 12, 2023

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Contact Info

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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