Tour 1: The Frederick Douglass Home and National Historic Site

Thursday, January 4, 2018: 12:30 PM-4:00 PM
Park Tower 8226 (Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)

Tour leader: Ka'mal McClarin, Douglass Home and National Historic Site

The curator of the historic site will lead a tour of the Douglass home, Cedar Hill, the last residence (1878–95) of the 19th-century African American leader. Douglass escaped from slavery as a young man and became an unrelenting voice in the struggle for freedom and equality before the Civil War and beyond. The tour will provide insight into Douglass’s active political and warm family life. The spacious estate and its material culture tell many stories: of Douglass the family man, author, orator, and public figure; of Douglass’s interest in literature, games, music, health, learning, and travel; and of the people in Douglass’s life such as Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and John Brown.

Please note: Participants will travel by bus. The visitor center is ADA compliant. However, the historic house is at the top of a large hill and the second floor is accessible only by stairs.

Limit 15 people. $20 members, $25 nonmembers

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