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The Anacostia Community Museum, one of 15 Smithsonian Institution museums, focuses on the urban African American experience, such as the once-segregated baseball teams in DC.

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Anacostia

The former home of abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass, this Southeast neighborhood has a strong African American history and heritage. DC’s first planned suburb, the neighborhood has some of the best panoramic views of the city from Douglass’ home at Cedar Hill, as well as the world’s largest chair.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The late Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown, grooves atop the "Big Chair" in Anacostia. The chair was constructed as a furntiure advertisement for a local store and until recently held the title of biggest chair in the world.
From Frederick Douglass' historic home to the "Big Chair," Anacostia is filled with historic gems.
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Anacostia was founded in 1926 as part of Congress’ efforts to preserve the city’s forests, water quality and recreation. Be sure and check out the annual Waterlily Festival in July.
Learn more about DC's first planned neighborhood in this guide.
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
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