Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

Frederick Douglass House National Historic Site | Washington D.C.

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the most famous 19th century African American. His life was a testament to the courage and persistence that serves as an inspiration to those who struggle in the cause of liberty and justice. Visitors to the site learn about his efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for rights for all oppressed people.

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Administered by the National Park Service, the site preserves the home and estate of Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent African Americans of the nineteenth century. Douglass lived in this house, which he named Cedar Hill, from 1877 until his death in 1895. Its is furnished much as it was during Douglass’ lifetime. Each room is filled with items from his public life, personal belongings, treasured books. The house also holds many gifts from such well-known figures as antislavery writer Harriet Beecher Stow and President Abraham Lincoln. Paintings of people the family knew and admired are displayed throughout the house. These paintings also depicted places Douglass visited and significant events in African-American history.

The house was the first African-American National Historic Site designated by the U.S. Congress. . Take a virtual tour of the home.

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Frederick Douglass House National Historic Site
Address: 1411 W Street, SE, Washington, DC 20020
Phone: (202) 426-5961
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