Holiday at Cedar Hill

While the masses are scrambling to get invited to tour the White House for Christmas, real Washingtonians are making plans to attend a Victorian Holiday at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. The longtime home of the slave turned diplomat in Southeast Washington still boasts one of the most enchanting views of the District. When Douglass moved into the residence in 1877 he was the first African American in the Anacostia neighborhood. He named his Victorian mansion Cedar Hill.  

Join the National Park Service on Saturday, December 19 at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site from 10:00am to 3:00pm to celebrate at historic Cedar Hill. Visitors can step back in time to experience how Frederick Douglass and his family celebrated Christmas. Children of all ages can enjoy craft workshops, create Victorian holiday greeting cards, and sing old-fashioned Christmas carols. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Brayden Paynter at 202-426-5961.

Tours of Cedar Hill are offered daily. Click here to learn more.

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