Frederick Douglass House Tour

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Washington, DC

From the National Park Service website: Frederick Douglass spent his life fighting for justice and equality. Born into slavery in 1818, he escaped as a young man and became a leading voice in the abolitionist movement. People everywhere still find inspiration today in his tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity. Douglass's legacy is preserved here at Cedar Hill, where he lived his last 17 years.

Departure:     Bus departs at 8:30 am from St. Sophia Cathedral, 2815 36th St. NW (36th and Garfield Streets NW), Washington, DC 20007
Return:   12:15 pm
Visitor Center: The visitor center is a single-level building at street level. Doors at the entrance and restrooms can only be opened manually.
Historic House: The historic house is a multi-level building on top of a large hill. It is 50 feet above street level. There is a paved ramp between the visitor center / parking lot area and the top of the hill. With staff permission, you can use a personal vehicle (no larger than a 15-passenger van) to access the top of the hill. Please be advised that wheelchairs more than 27.5 inches wide will not fit through the narrowest door frame on the first floor. The second floor can only be reached by stairs, as there is no elevator inside the house. Staff can provide a photo tour of the second floor for any visitors unable to reach it.
Cost:   $32.00/person. NO REFUNDS except if trip is cancelled.
Minimum:   We need 30 people to attend.
Deadline:   Wednesday, August 9, close of business
Questions:    Call Trip Coordinator Alice Weinstein at 301-654-4852.
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