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Frederick Douglass NHS Guided Tours

  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS NHS 1411 W Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20020 United States (map)

The only way to get inside Frederick Douglass's historic house is to be on a guided tour. Rangers guide interpretive tours of the house every day at the scheduled times listed below. Tours cover the first and second floors of the house, and they last about 30 minutes. Tickets must be picked up at the visitor center before the tour time.

Standard Tours (1 to 10 people)

Space is limited to ten people on the standard tour. Reservations are not required, but they are strongly encouraged. To make a reservation, visit or call 1-877-444-6777. There is a $1.00 fee for each reserved ticket. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. If available, unreserved tickets are otherwise free to the public and may be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are recommended to guarantee your place on a tour.

Standard tours are at the following times:

  • 9:00 am

  • 12:15 pm

  • 1:15 pm

  • 3:00 pm

  • 3:30 pm

  • 4:00 pm (April through October only)

Group Tours (11 to 60 people)Reservations are required for group tours. Call 1-877-559-6777 at least one week in advance to make reservations. There is a $1.00 charge for each reserved ticket. School groups pay a flat fee of $10.00.Group tours must be reserved for the following times:

  • 9:30 am

  • 10:45 am

  • 2:00 pm

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