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“Lots of history”

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Ranked #86 of 444 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lots of history”
Reviewed 9 January 2012

The original home of Frederick Douglass... it is full of history and original artifacts. It sits on top of hill in the historical Anacostia area of DC.

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Washington, DC area
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great View of DC and a Great Man”
Reviewed 1 January 2012

The visitor's center is small, but informative. Tours of the Victorian home give insight into Frederick Douglass and his work.

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NY
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
Reviewed 16 December 2011

This is a great tour of the house of a great man in history. Well worth the trip. And it's free!

Visited December 2011
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“View of Washington”
Reviewed 21 October 2011

I have waited so long to be able to visit the house of Frederick Douglass, I normally travelled at the wrong time of year and kept missing out on the trip out to visit him home, this year I made it my first booking, It is so worth a visit and the house is kept as best it can in his time. His little rest area that he would go to for quite away from his grandchildren did not have any windows in it. Considering the wonderful view of Washington I could not understand why he would shut himself away. Iam so glad I was able to make my visit there at last. As it has taken 7 years to try and visit.

Visited July 2011
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Do not travel all the way to DC and miss this attraction. A must see”
Reviewed 8 August 2011

First thing I need to say, "please make reservations first." Standby reservations are usually not available to tour the insideof the house. The house is very large and most everthing is original. You can see the Capital from the house. I enjoyed it very much. Well worth the time. Great information given by the tour-guide.

Visited August 2011
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