Literary Landmark: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Washington, D.C.
Dedicated June 24, 2007
Partners: National Park Service, Gilder Lehrman Center, and the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves the last residence of Frederick Douglass (1818 -1895), one of the most prominent African-American leaders of the 19th century. A fiery orator, dedicated editor, bestselling author, and presidential advisor, Douglass crusaded for human rights as an abolitionist, a strong advocate for women's suffrage, and a voice for social justice. From 1877 until his death in 1895, Douglass lived at the estate he called Cedar Hill, located in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Daily tours of the Douglass Home are offered and a visitor center provides an orientation film, exhibits, and a bookstore.


Frederick Douglass National Historic Site District of Columbia (National Park Service)