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Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass in Hagerstown — February 12 & February 16, 2019 [Meet at Hagerstown Visitor Center]

FD Lecture _ Hagerstown _ Daily News _ April 27, 1879TICKETS HERE!

Frederick Douglass rose from the depths of slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to travel three continents and counsel a half-dozen Presidents.

You may think you know his story but did you know Douglass visited Hagerstown?!

In 1879 Douglass took a train to “Hub City” where he delivered an address to benefit the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Future United States Congressman and United States Senator, Hagerstonian Louis E. McComas introduced Douglass before he spoke at the court house on Washington Street.

Hear historian and author John Muller share never before published details of Dr. Frederick Douglass’ visit to Hagerstown walking the community and lodging in the historic Washington House.




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Photos from inaugural Frederick Douglass in Cambridge, Maryland Walking Tour [December 22, 2018]

FD in Cambridge _ walking tour -- by courthouse

FD in Cambridge _ walking tour -- Waugh Chapel community garden

FD in Cambridge _ walking tour -- Mr. Jarmon welcomes visitors

Many thanks to all attendees and participants including representatives and members from the Dorchester County Historical Society, St. Michaels Museum at Mary’s Square, Talbot County Free Library, Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Harriet Tubman Museum and and Educational Center at 424 Race Street in downtown Cambridge, Maryland.

Thank you to the Dorchester Banner, Visit Dorchester, and the Harriet Tubman Byway for helping get the word out.

Special thanks to Eastern Shore historian and author Dr. Linda Duyer and Honorable William Jarmon of historic Pine Street for their kind support and technical assistance.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Debut: Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass in Cambridge, Maryland [December 22, 10:30 am; tickets $15]

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Did you know that Frederick Douglass was born in the next county over from where Harriet Tubman was born on Maryland’s Eastern Shore?

Recently some interesting history about Douglass’s visits to Cambridge, MD, has been rediscovered, and on Dec. 22, you can join the Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass in Cambridge. The tour retraces the steps that Douglass took during two visits to Cambridge in 1877 and 1878, and includes two stops along the Tubman Byway (Sites #3 and #4). This year marks 200 years since Douglass’s birth.

The tour, which runs from 10:30am to 12pm, is led by John Muller, historian and author of “Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia.” Tickets cost $15.

Find details and buy tickets.

Cambridge is also home to the Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center, and about 20 minutes by auto from the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center.

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“Thank you” note from Mosaic Theatre Company, producers of the successful DC run of “The Agitators” [photos]

Thanks to John Muller, local journalist and author of “Frederick Douglass in DC: The Lion of Anacostia,” for leading a tour in conjunction with THE AGITATORS for our board members, theater lovers and members of the community, that brought Frederick Douglass to life off the stage and allowed us to walk on the path of history as we were introduced to some of the same sights in Anacostia he would have seen during him time here.

You helped make the play an experience, not just a production!

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Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass’ Old Anacostia — Sunday, October 28 @ 9:00 AM

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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!

Adults – $20
Seniors, students, veterans and Ward 8 residents – $15
Anacostia AMP & Anacostia Steelers – Free

Tours start at 9:00 AM and concludes at 11:00 AM.
Meet at the visitor’s center of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W Street SE.

Wear walking shoes, total travel is 1.5 miles.
Not ADA accessible.

Metro: Anacostia (Green Line) / Free parking on site.

John Muller
(202) 236-3413

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Walking Tours of Old Anacostia available … Thank you to Walking Town DC, Cultural Tourism DC and Coach Tony of the Anacostia Steelers

It’s been a busy fall but in between everything I managed to lead a large FREE walking tour of Old Anacostia in partnership with Cultural Tourism DC’s annual Walking Town DC program.

It was my first time partnering with Cultural Tourism DC and by happenstance it was my first time leading a large walking tour through the neighborhood during Minister Farrakhan’s annual visit to Union Temple Baptist Church.

Special thanks to Coach Tony of the Anacostia Steelers for kindly taking a moment from running his business to warmly greet visitors to the neighborhood and spreading word of the Anacostia Steelers youth football team, an outgrowth of the AMP Outreach and Empowerment Center.

As humidity and temperatures retreat I will begin offering walking tours of the neighborhood.

For those interested in scheduling and pricing contact:

John Muller
202.236.3413 /

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Coach Tony of the Anacostia Steelers greets visitors to the Old Anacostia neighborhood.

Walking Tour _ Cultural Tourism _ 9.16.2018

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Pictures from Anacostia Walking Tour during Douglass Bicentennial Birthday (Sun., February 18, 2018)

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All images courtesy of Eric Zhang.

If you’ve attended a Douglass-related or Civil War-themed event in the DC area over the past year or so you’ve probably been photographed by the enigmatic Eric Zhang.

Eric is an honorary W Street Douglassonian. He comes through.

Thank you to our friend Eric for the photos and to Anacostian Dewey Sampson for taking a moment to talk with Sunday’s walking tour group coordinated as part of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Sites’s Douglass Bicentennial Birthday.

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