As the weather cools and a new year approaches join local historian and author John Muller for a walking tour to explore the history of Washington City’s first sub-division and the late 19th century stomping grounds of Frederick Douglass.
We will meet at the visitor’s center of Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (1411 W Street SE) and then ascend to the summit of Cedar Hill, the estate where Douglass spent the last 18 years of his life, and take in its panoramic views of the capital city skyline.
You will learn stories of Douglass’s professional and personal undertakings there, including his controversial second marriage, his service as United States Marshal, and his mentorship of a younger generation of activists. We will then descend into Historic Anacostia and explore the history, the homes, churches and sights that still remain, bringing forgotten historical characters to life such as Lingan B. Anderson who followed up on reports of John Wilkes Booth’s presence in Uniontown, Henry A. Griswold who with a group of investors that included Douglass brought the streetcar to Anacostia, and other prominent men and women of 19th century Uniontown.
Tours are $20 for adults & $10 for seniors, veterans and children 13 and under. Check, credit or cash will be accepted.
Walking tour will begin promptly at 9am and 11am on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
MetroRail: Anacostia (Green Line) is a 12 – 15 minute walk.
MetroBus: 90/92, A6, B2, V2 and W4.
For group rates please call 202.236.3413 or email email@example.com.
*Walking tour does NOT include tour of interior of the home. House tours and Ranger-led and must be coordinated through the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.*