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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, DC

National Park Service


Walk the halls of Cedar Hill, home of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery, Douglass escaped to spend his life fighting for justice and equality for all people. His tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity continue to inspire and sustain people today.

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Frederick Douglass NHS
1411 W Street SE


From I-495/95 Beltway Take Exit 3 north onto Indian Head highway (MD 210), which becomes South Capitol Street. Bear right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Turn right on W Street for four blocks. The visitor center parking lot will be on your right. From the National Mall Travel southeast on Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn right on 11th Street. Follow 11th until it ends at the bottom of a hill. Take the bridge across the river, then continue straight onto Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. at the far end of the bridge. Travel two blocks on MLK then at the light turn left onto W Street. Take W Street for 4 blocks and the parking lot will be on your right. From I-295 South Take exit 2 for Malcolm X Avenue and turn left onto Malcolm X Ave. Turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Drive for approximately 5-10 minutes. Turn right onto W street, the site will be 4 blocks down on the right. helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
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