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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

1411 W Street, S.E., Washington DC, DC 20020-4813
+1 202-426-5961
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An interesting look into his life!

It was fascinating to visit his house and to see this great man's belongings. You felt as if you... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2016
Charmaine J
Interesting Piece of American History

I did not know a whole lot about Frederick Douglas before I visited his home. With that said, I... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Ayjay W
Manassas, Virginia
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Honoring the most famous African-American, this National Historic Site consists of Douglass' home and a visitor center and is dedicated to preserving his legacy of work on behalf of African Americans.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1411 W Street, S.E., Washington DC, DC 20020-4813
+1 202-426-5961
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

It was fascinating to visit his house and to see this great man's belongings. You felt as if you were intruding into his life. But then you also learned a lot of how he lived. A well done exhibit.

Thank Charmaine J
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I did not know a whole lot about Frederick Douglas before I visited his home. With that said, I enjoyed the short tour of this historic site very much. It was definitely more interesting than staying at home and watching a documentary about his life....More

1  Thank Ayjay W
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I've been reading on Douglass the last few months and took advantage of an opportunity to visit his home outside of Washington DC. The rangers on site were wonderful and answered all my questions. And I had a lot of questions. The tour will cover...More

1  Thank sdf66
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Visitor center with house tour. Call to make house tour reservations as they only do small (12 or less) in a group at a time. The guided tour and the visitors center complement each other nicely. Almost an hour for the house tour and the...More

1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Take time to watch the movie and read all the info in the visitors center. it brings you up to speed on the life and times of an amazing American who had an indelible effect on the entire abolition movement. We were off on our...More

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 7 February 2016

This is an excellent museum away from the normal Washington, DC tourist sites. The National Park Service Rangers do an excellent job providing information on a great American: Frederick Douglass. The facility has both a visitor center and a museum. Advice: call ahead and/or book...More

Thank DCHistoryAndCulture
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Google's Homepage is featuring Frederick Douglass on this first day of February 2016 Black History Month. That prompted my memory of finally getting to visit the Washington, DC home of Frederick Douglass while attending the 1st inauguration for President Barack Obama in January, 2009. (Forced...More

1  Thank Shirley J
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Shame on us. We've lived in DC 10 years, and had not visited Frederick Douglass' home before Christmas Eve day last week. I offer this review as a plea to those visiting DC not to make the same mistake. For most visitors, this will be...More

2  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Going back to this historic site after so many years was phenomenal!! I had visited several years ago with my Mom and nephew when he was 10. He will be 21 next year. This time, I took my brother (49), Stepmom (74) and a 92...More

2  Thank DWndom
Reviewed 1 December 2015

After numerous visits to DC for both business and pleasure- it bothered me that I had never been to this house. I am a big admirer of Douglass's writing and life work. A local friend drove us here, it is accessible by public transit but...More

1  Thank Pleelu
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Rachel T
4 June 2015|
Response from Cdnew1980 |
Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Maryland and rose to become a national leader of the abolitionist movement. He was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.
Rachel T
2 June 2015|
Response from Timothy R | Reviewed this property |
The memorial is based in the house Mr. Douglass bought when he was working in DC, so is there because of the house.