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Ways to Experience Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

I had long been curious about the Douglass house, Cedar Hill, in Anacostia, and I finally decided to visit it with some friends on MLK weekend. I was thoroughly impressed with the house tour, and I consider myself something of a conaisseur. The home is fully furnished, with most of the artifacts original to the house, so that you feel as if the family just stepped out for a bit. Our tour guide was excellent; he provided facts, anecdotes, interesting commentary, and was able to answer all the questions we had. The visitor center is very small, but it does have a short film about Douglass that you can view before going on your tour.
Good to know: Make tour reservations if you're visiting on a weekend or holiday. Free parking is available in the visitor center lot. The house is reached via steep stairs or a very long driveway. There are very narrow stairs inside the house. Nearby dining options are limited at best.

Date of experience: January 2012
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

Amazing man. Not as slick as some other historic sites but, genuine. Careful neighborhood is a little shady. Be on your way well before dark.

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Reviewed January 9, 2012

The original home of Frederick Douglass... it is full of history and original artifacts. It sits on top of hill in the historical Anacostia area of DC.

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Reviewed January 1, 2012

The visitor's center is small, but informative. Tours of the Victorian home give insight into Frederick Douglass and his work.

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Reviewed December 16, 2011

This is a great tour of the house of a great man in history. Well worth the trip. And it's free!

Date of experience: December 2011
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