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Walking Tour - The Plot to Assassinate President Lincoln in Old Anacostia
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Walking Tour - The Plot to Assassinate President Lincoln in Old Anacostia

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Sat, June 22, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Tickets: $20

Meet at the Visitor's Center
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20020

For generations following the horseback escape of John Wilkes Booth from Washington City up Good Hope Road SE conspiracy chatter lingered among shop keepers and police in Old Anacostia about the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.

When Frederick Douglass made his home in the neighborhood in 1877 he heard the conspiracy connections firsthand from those called to testify in the government's prosecution of the conspirators.

Learn about the lost history and unknown relationships of key figures in the conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln to the Historic Anacostia District in a new walking tour offered by local historian, reporter and walking tour guide John Muller.

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Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass’ Old Anacostia
Feb
2
9:30 AM09:30

Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass’ Old Anacostia

Join local reporter and historian John Muller on a walk through Old Anacostia, examining the neighborhood through the eyes of residents past and present.

Blending historic research and contemporary Ward 8 politics, our guide will lead the group on a walk through time, exploring our city’s most historic Historic District. Stories of presidents, famed one-time resident Frederick Douglass, 19th-century architecture and neighborhood folklore will be woven throughout.

Questions and photography are encouraged throughout the walking tour!

All tickets – $20 

This is a private walking tour of the Anacostia neighborhood conducted by an authorized local historian. 

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Frederick Douglass NHS Community Day
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Frederick Douglass NHS Community Day

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site will be hosting our annual Community Day on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Friends and neighbors, spend an afternoon at Douglass's Cedar Hill!

This year will feature hands-on activities, games, local exhibitors, and live entertainment. Make ice cream with a churner, learn how to drill like a Civil War soldier, play outdoor and board games, make a craft, tour Frederick Douglass's historic house, and check in with local organizations who serve our community. Fun for the whole family!

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Frederick Douglass NHS (M-Sun, 9-5pm)
Apr
1
to Nov 30

Frederick Douglass NHS (M-Sun, 9-5pm)

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The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves and interprets Cedar Hill, where Frederick Douglass lived from 1877 until his death in 1895.

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 Frederick Douglass and other household members.

A typical visit lasts about 1.5 hours. Things to do include touring the historic house, looking at exhibits, watching the film, and exploring the grounds.

You must be on a guided tour to get inside the historic house. Because space is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged, even if you are visiting on your own. If you are visiting with a group of more than ten, reservations are required.

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Hours apply to the grounds and visitor center. Visitors may only enter the historic house on guided tours at scheduled times. Space is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged if you are visiting on your own or with fewer than ten people. Reservations are required for groups of more than ten people.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial
Feb
18
11:30 AM11:30

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial

The National Park Service invites you to join us during Black History Month at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in historic Anacostia, Washington, D.C., to honor 200 years of the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass. On Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, 2018, join us as we kickoff a yearlong bicentennial birthday commemoration.

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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial

The National Park Service invites you to join us during Black History Month at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in historic Anacostia, Washington, D.C., to honor 200 years of the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass. On Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, 2018, join us as we kickoff a yearlong bicentennial birthday commemoration.

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