Washington, DC 20020
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.
Hours + Fees
Open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, October 16 through April 14, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, April 15 through October 15.
During these times the visitor is welcome to tour the home, visit the grounds of the site and explore all the offerings in the park visitor center. Remember to make reservations to tour the home
The site is closed on January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25.
Map + Directions
All tours begin at the visitor center.
To get there from the Mall
Travel south on 9th Street to I-395 north. Exit onto I-295 south and cross the 11th Street Bridge. Exit onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue. Turn left on W Street, S.E. Proceed 3 blocks to visitor center parking lot on the right.
From I-495/95 Beltway
Take Exit 3 north onto Indian Head Highway (Md 210), which becomes South Capitol Street. Bear right onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue. Turn right on W Street to visitor center parking lot on the right.