Built in 1854, this Victorian country house was the home of black leader Frederick Douglass from 1877 until his death in 1895. Born a slave in Maryland, Douglass escaped to found an abolitionist newspaper, eventually advising Lincoln and other presidents. The museum’s visitor center shows Fighter For Freedom, a 17-minute film on Douglass’s life. There’s a sweeping view of downtown Washington from the grounds.
|Venue name:||Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Cedar Hill)|
1411 W Street, SE
|Cross street:||at 14th Street|
|Opening hours:||Park mid Oct–mid Apr 9am–4.30pm daily. Mid Apr–mid Oct 9am–5pm daily. Tours mid Oct–mid Apr 9am–4.30pm daily. Mid Apr–mid Oct 9am–5pm daily. Tour times vary, phone or check website for details|
|Transport:||Anacostia Metro then B2 bus|