Virtual Tour of Cedar Hill, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Friday, February 23
Open to Everyone
Don’t miss this opportunity for a virtual tour of Cedar Hill which was Frederick Douglass's home in Anacostia from the fall of 1878 until his death on February 20, 1895. Established in 1988 as a National Historic Site, the site preserves the home and estate of Douglass, one of the most prominent African Americans of the 19th century.
In his journey from enslaved young man to internationally renowned activist, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) has been a source of inspiration and hope for millions. His words and brave actions continue to shape the ways that we think about race, democracy, and the meaning of freedom.
The centerpiece of the site is the historic house, which sits on top of a 50-foot hill and eight acres of the original estate. Restored to its 1895 appearance, the house is furnished with original objects that belonged to Douglass and other household members.
During this virtual tour, you will learn more about Frederick Douglass and the history of Cedar Hill including how hard his wife, and others, worked to ensure his home was preserved for future generations. The presentation will include pictures of the inside of Cedar Hill and descriptions of some of the noteworthy items in the collection.
Our presenter will be Park Ranger Kevin Bryant. The site is administered by the National Park Service. There will be time at the end of the program for questions.
This Zoom presentation is organized by Friendship Heights Neighbors Network as part of our collaboration with Little Falls Village & is open to everyone. Please use the Register Now button. If you need help registering, email email@example.com with Douglass in the subject line.