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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, DC

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Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

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Douglass
Douglass's Kitchen

Frederick Douglass's kitchen.

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Douglass
Douglass's Library

Frederick Douglass's library.

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Cedar Hill
Cedar Hill

A view of Frederick Douglass's home, Cedar Hill.

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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

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...[more]

Address

Frederick Douglass NHS
1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020
Email:julie_kutruff@nps.gov

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Directions

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.

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