History is all about Washington DC since its creation. We cannot walk many steps without encountering a plaque, statue, or monument honoring a great hero of the past. When people come to DC, they remember to visit the archives, art museums, and theaters, but often forgotten are the tributes to equally great, but sometimes lesser known heroes…
In fact, up on Cedar Hill in Southeast D.C. sits the majestic former home of escaped slave, abolitionist, underground Railroad conductor, lecturer, publisher, military recruiter, and U.S. Marshal Frederick Douglass. Today, what was a home is now a museum, giving visitors an intimate look into the life of one of the men whose opinion helped convince President Lincoln to make emancipation a cause of the Civil War and who helped encourage a community toward greatness.
You can also visit his former residence in the U Street Corridor which is at 2000–2004 17th Street, NW
American Guest House in Washington DC