Frederick Douglass Home, Washington, District Of Columbia

 
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zsoldicsa's pictureby zsoldicsa History & Culture travel tip
added on the 29th of August, 2010
Visiting (at least once) the home of the famous abolitionist, Frederick Douglas when you go to DC is compulsory! It is a beautiful still well-kept home with a rich history.

Though you have to make a reservation in advance to enter the home it is still worth it. Especially because the admission fee is not expensive and learning about the US's history interactively is educational and fun.

I, personally, am always happy to see an actual historical sight, because it brings you closer to the past, to history. Don't miss it!

Address:
1411 W St SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Price:
$1.50 for each reserved ticket.

School groups are charged a flat $5.00 fee for the entire group.

Opening Hours:
Open seven days a week (except Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1st) from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.

How to get there:
From Downtown DC: Take Massachusetts Avenue east past Union Station and the Capitol. Continue until you get to 4th Street at Stanton Park. Go right on 4th; then proceed through 2 lights ( C Street and Constitution Avenue). Take the next right on A Street NE. You’ll see the museum’s red awning halfway down the block on the right, between 3rd and 4th Street.

On the web:
http://www.nps.gov/frdo/

 
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danpop wrote on Aug 30, 2010 0:40:
You can also roam the surroundings, going up on the hill and have an excellent view of the city. I enjoyed that very much!Reply
 
 
 
 
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