Frederick Douglass National Historic SiteFrom 1877 to 1895, this was the home of Frederick Douglass, the Nation's leading 19th-century African American spokesman. Visitors to the site will learn more about his efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for Human Rights, Equal Rights and Civil Rights for all oppressed people. Among Frederick Douglass' other achievements, he was U.S. minister to Haiti in 1889. Authorized Sept. 5, 1962, as Frederick Douglass Home; redesignated Feb. 12,1988 as the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.
Due to maintenance projects, tours of the home will not be available beginning on Monday, March 1, 2004, through Friday, March 12, 2004. Go to the "Facilities" link on the "Plan Your Visit" page for more information on closures.
Driving DirectionsCar - All tours begin at the visitor center.
From the Mall, travel south on 9th Street to I-395 north. Exit onto I-295 south and cross the 11th Street Bridge. Exit onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue. Turn left on W Street, S.E. Proceed 3 blocks to visitor center parking lot on the right.
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 to visitor center parking lot on the right.
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