Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

National Park Service, District of Columbia.

Frederick Douglass spent his life fighting for justice and equality. Born into slavery in 1818, he escaped as a young man and became a leading voice in the abolitionist movement. People everywhere still find inspiration today in his tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity. Douglass's legacy is preserved here at Cedar Hill, where he lived his last 17 years.

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The site can be reached by car, public transportation, or on foot. See the directions page of the website for more detailed information.

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