Cultural tour of Cedar Hill at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Anacostia D.C.

Learn the history of women activists of Cedar Hill working alongside Frederick Douglass in reform movements across generations & geography.

Learn and discuss the lost local and international history of the reformist women activists of Cedar Hill in the fields of education, arts, journalism, business and politics that worked alongside Frederick Douglass across generations & geography.

Meet the poets, actresses, musicians, principals, lawyers, seamstresses, journalists and women reformists, including the Honorable Miss Gladys Parham, who have inhabited the sacred space of Cedar Hill from the years of Frederick Douglass to the decades of preservation activism which secured the home and grounds as a flagship of the National Park Service. 

Learn about women from the Eastern Shore to Paris to around the corner who have made contributions to the residual history of Cedar Hill and the neighborhood of Old Anacostia. 

Questions and photography are encouraged throughout the walking tour!

John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia (2012) and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent (2013) has been a local reporter in Old Anacostia and adjacent communities for the past decade for a variety of print and online publications.

Muller has presented widely throughout the DC-Baltimore metropolitan area at venues including the Library of Congress, Newseum, Politics and Prose, American Library in Paris and local universities. He is currently working on a book about the lost history of Frederick Douglass on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Tickets are $10 – $15 and can be purchased at the site.

Meet at the visitor’s center of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. Tour will cover the grounds of Cedar Hill for the first half and cover the neighborhood of Historic Anacostia for the second half. 

1411 W Street SE.Wear walking shoes, total travel is 1.5 miles.

Parts of the tour are not accessible for people with mobility issues. Tour is not ADA accessible. 

Family friendly. Children under 8, free. Students anywhere. 

METRO: Anacostia (Green Line) / 92 Bus, V2, B2

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