Frederick Douglass’s Final Home is Reopen and Available for Tours

The historic home of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Cedar Hill, reopened to the public on July 4th and is now available to tour again!

Frederick Douglass’s Cedar Hill. Image credit: Kate Michael

According to the National Park Service, which maintains this home and grounds, Cedar Hill underwent renovations over the last three years to install a new HVAC system. This will protect historic oil paintings and the finish on furniture.

Now, visitors to the home can watch an interesting 17-minute video and view Douglass’s library along with his personal items on guided tours that give a glimpse into Douglass’s life in DC in his final years.


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The historic home will be open for timed entry tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Tickets, which are required, can be reserved in advance online on