In celebration of Frederick Douglass' bicentennial birth, this exhibit showcases Douglass' life at Cedar Hill, Anacostia, Southeast Washington, D.C., his last home. Douglass lived here from 1878 until his death in 1895.
Cedar Hill, in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., was constructed between 1855 and 1859 by John Van Hook and associates. Frederick Douglass bought it in 1877 for $6,700.00. Douglass added onto to the home to include 14 rooms. He purchased surrounding land and expanded the property to 14 acres. Douglass resided at Cedar Hill until his death in 1895.
National Park Service, Museum Management Program
National Capital Parks - East Staff
Julie Kutruff, Acting Supervisory Park Ranger, South District GW Memorial Parkway
Ka'mal McClarin, Curator
Nate Johnson, Supervisory Park Ranger