Frederick Douglass National Memorial Site

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 426-5961


The Home of Frederick Douglass, the Leading African American Spokesman of the 19th Century is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the most famous 19th century African American.  Visitors to the site learn about his efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for rights for all oppressed people.

Open: The site is open every day of the year with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st.

Admission:  Free   Ranger led tours are the only way to see the inside of the Frederick Douglass house. Tours are ticketed, and there are a limited number of tickets available for each tour. Tour tickets are available by  reservation or on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis. Visitors are strongly encouraged to make a reservation to guarantee their place on the tour.

Metro:  Anacostia

Related Links:  Frederick Douglas Home NPS website