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Cedar Hill, once home to famed abolistionist Frederick Douglass overlooks the Anacostia River towards the U.S. Capitol. Visitors are welcome to join a 30-minute tour of the historic home led by the National Park Service. Free tickets are required and can
Cedar Hill, once home to famed abolistionist Frederick Douglass overlooks the Anacostia River towards the U.S. Capitol. Visitors are welcome to join a 30-minute tour of the historic home led by the National Park Service. Free tickets are required and can
 

DC Itinerary: Frederick Douglass' Washington in 1 Day

Highlights

  • Admire the stunning views at Cedar Hill, the famous abolitionist's former residence

  • Grab a bite of Southern flavor at the Florida Avenue Grill near Howard University

  • Stop by the African American Civil War Memorial, then visit the Lincoln Memorial

  • PRINT
  • Morning

    Take in history and stunning views at Cedar Hill. The residence of the slave-turned-abolitionist has been designated the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. The nearby Anacostia Community Museum hosts collections on black life and an exhibit on Negro League baseball.

    Afternoon

    Stroll "The Yard" at Howard University, where Frederick Douglass was a board member. Douglass Hall was dedicated to him. Grab a smothered Southern bite a few blocks nearby at the Florida Avenue Grill. It's served savory classics since 1944.

    Evening

    Be sure to stop by the African American Civil War Memorial, located amid the sights and sounds of historic U Street. Frederick Douglass and his descendants once owned the imposing houses located between 2000 and 2008 17th Street, NW. Conclude with a stop at Lincoln Memorial. The 16th president confided in Douglass and appointed him to federal posts.

A statue of Frederick Douglass graces Cedar Hill, his former home in the Anacostia neighborhood. Born into slavery in 1818, Douglass was renowned for his orations on universal equality of all races, nationalities and genders.
A statue of Frederick Douglass graces Cedar Hill, his former home in the Anacostia neighborhood. Born into slavery in 1818, Douglass was renowned for his orations on universal equality of all races, nationalities and genders.
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