The site preserves the final home of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who lived here from 1922 until his death in 1950. A scholar who dedicated his life to the field of African-American history, Dr. Woodson used the home as the headquarters for the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later renamed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) and he established Negro History Week here in 1926 (now celebrated as Black History Month). Through his Associated Publishers, Inc., company, he also published the Association's journal and books on African-American history from the home.
During much of Dr. Woodson's life, there was very little information and a lack of knowledge concerning African-American life and history. Through his extensive studies, Dr. Woodson almost single-handedly established African-American historiography. Dr. Woodson's research continues to educate and inspire people everywhere by recounting the contributions of African Americans to this great nation, which in turn has impacted the world. Today, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History continues Woodson's tradition of disseminating information about black life, history, and culture to the global community.
You may book reservations beginning 3 months in advance until midnight the day before the tour.
Tickets are free. However, a non-refundable $1.00 advance reservation service fee applies to each ticket.
The park strongly recommends reservations, although first-come, first-served tickets may be available at the site for individuals and groups of 10 or fewer.
Educational Institutions qualify for special group tour pricing and must book reservations through the Recreation.gov Group Sales Department to receive this pricing. Please call 877-559-6777 for more information. School group reservations made online through Recreation.gov do not qualify for the discounted pricing.
Tours start promptly at the specified time at the front door of the Woodson Home. Visitors may not join the tour after it has entered the Woodson Home.
Large bags and strollers are not permitted in the historic home.
No specific booking information available at this time. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates on ticket releases.
No refunds once tour starts. See Facility Rates for fees.
1538 Washington DC 20001