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Frederick Douglass Home Tour & 200th Birthday Celebration
From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
February is Black History Month and February 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass. Did you know that Frederick Douglass was a long-time Washington, DC resident? His former home in Anacostia is now open throughout the year as a National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service. They recognize February 14th as his birthday, since the exact date is unknown. Thus on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18th there will be an open house for the public to visit and tour his home for free and participate in various historical programs. The home site has a museum, film, and gift shop.
Last year there were also additional activities at the Anacostia Arts Center such as several lectures and historical demonstrations all of which were excellent.