🏆 July 4 | Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass’ Old Anacostia
Thu, July 4, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Tickets: $10 - $20
Visitor Center -- Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20020
Developed in the mid-19th century as one of the District’s first suburbs, Anacostia and its residents played a key role in shaping the city we know today. A walking tour led by historian and author John Muller traces its history and significance with a focus on the man that came to be known as the “Lion of Anacostia,” Fredrick Douglass, who lived in the neighborhood from 1877 until his death in 1895.
Blending historic research and contemporary neighborhood affairs and news, our guide will lead the group on a walk through time, exploring one of Washington City's most misunderstood and sacred communities.Stories of presidents, local personalities, famed resident Frederick Douglass, 19th-century architecture and neighborhood folklore will be woven throughout.
Questions and photography are encouraged throughout the walking tour!