1587 Spring Hill Rd., Vienna, VA, US, 22182
- Phone: (703) 448-8020
- Fax: (703) 448-0343
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Summer - Apr to Oct - Mo to Su from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Winter - Nov to Mar - Mo to Su from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PMAbolitionist Frederick Douglass purchased this 21-room home, making him the first African-American to buy a home in an area then restricted to whites. Known as Cedar Hill, the home became the nation's first Black National Historic Site. The original furnishings are in large part the ones Douglass himself owned. They include the 1200-volume library of this self-taught man. Also on display are gifts given to Douglass by such contemporaries as Mary Todd Lincoln and Harriet Beecher Stowe.