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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

1411 W Street Southeast, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Washington, DC 20020, USA

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is the last home of Mr. Douglass, who is remembered as a nineteenth-century orator, abolitionist, and fighter for equality. He is also known for his contributions to the Civil War, serving as advisor under President Abraham Lincoln, who gave him the task of recruiting African American regiments to fight for the Union.


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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 for four blocks. The visitor center parking lot will be on your right.

Visitor Services

Visitors center, museum, guided tours

Regular Events

February 14: Annual Birthday Celebration (includes guest lecturers and other special programs).

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Admission Fee

Admission to the visitor center is free, Tours may be reserved for a fee


Winter: Daily: 9:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.; Summer: Daily: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.



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