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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Tours

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Cedar Hill was the Anacostia neighborhood home of famed orator, writer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass between 1878 and his death in 1895. Filled with gifts from famous friends like Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Beecher Stowe, one of the home’s most distinctive features is a series of paintings that depict Douglass’ European and American travels, as well as significant events in African-American history.

Family photos around the home reflect Douglass’ two marriages, one lasting 44 years to a black woman his own age, the other to a white women’s rights activist 20 years his junior. Thought to be bi-racial and the son of his own slave master, Douglass defined his two marriages as divided between the backgrounds of his own two parents.

Practical Info

From the Metrorail’s Anacostia station (serving the Green Line), take the B2 bus in the direction of Mt. Ranier. Disembark the bus at the stop directly in front of the Douglass home, at the corner of 14th and W Streets; continue one block to the visitor center at the corner of 15th Street. If you choose to drive, parking in the Douglass home’s lot is free of charge.
Address: Washington DC, USA
Hours: Daily: 9am–4:30pm
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African American History Tour with Museum of AAHC Admission TicketHalf-day Tours

African American History Tour with Museum of AAHC Admission Ticket

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KB Tours is one of the few African American Heritage tours in Washington DC. We tour to all four quadrants of the city. We like to show people the historic African American neighborhoods of Washington DC. We like to go off the beat and path . All of our guides knowledge of the interesting black history of Washington DC. We pride ourselves on giving good facts and telling great stories of Washington DC. Our guides will stay you throughout the tour. We try to telling you facts that you never knew . We like to have fun and make people laugh but also keep them engage with stories. We keep young children engaged on the tour by having to participate with the guide on the tour .After taking our tour you will be ready with your thirst for knowledge to enter the Museum of African American History and Culture.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

African-American History Tour with Reserved Museum EntryHalf-day Tours

African-American History Tour with Reserved Museum Entry

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Immerse yourself in the history of African-American culture in the United States during this half-day history excursion in the Nation’s Capital. Follow the path of the first African-Americans at Jamestown through the Civil Rights movement, checking out key sites like the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the vibrant U Street corridor, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the MLK Memorial, plus much more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Private SUV Tour of Washington DC's HighlightsHalf-day Tours

Private SUV Tour of Washington DC's Highlights

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Experience the history and grandeur of the nation’s capital on a private 3-hour tour. Work with your personal guide and driver to curate the ideal tour incorporating your must-see spots or rely on their local expertise to create a fascinating tour. Go inside the House and Senate Galleries and see where the nation’s laws are debated. See the White House, Supreme Court and much more. This tour is ideal for visitors looking for a personalized experience
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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What are Frederick Douglass National Historic Site hours of operation?
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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site hours of operation: Daily: 9am–4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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