Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, National Park Service

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, National Park Service
Washington, United States

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is located at 1411 W St., SE in Anacostia, a neighborhood east of the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington, D.C.. Established in 1988 as a National Historic Site, the site preserves the home and estate of Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent African Americans of the 19th century.

The museum objects, documents, and photographs featured here showcase Frederick Douglass' life at Cedar Hill. Douglass lived here from 1878 until his death in 1895. His home provided the backdrop to his active political and warm family life. The spacious estate and well-furnished rooms are a testament to Douglass' lifelong struggle to overcome entrenched prejudice. His personal belongings, home furnishings, books, photographs of family and friends can be seen in the very place where Douglass and his family used them. They provide a unique insight into his personal and public life, family, home, and interests.

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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site1411 W St SE
Washington, DC 20020
USA
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