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Rediscovering D.C.: Anacostia (Date Change from Feb. 15)
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 1:15 PM until 4:00 PM
GETTING THERE: Mini-van transportation to this event is provided; Complimentary for Full Members; $15 for Supporting and Prospective Members on a space-available basis. We will depart from the Metro Plaza between Safeway and the Waterfront Metro entrance but can arrange pick-ups at your home if the walk is difficult. Transportation is not ADA compliant. You may also meet us at the site, where free parking is provided.
The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is not ADA accessible, and is reached by an 85-step staircase. For more information on accessibility concerns, please click on the link above "About the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site."
There is no charge for the tour or the access the museum.
The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is fully ADA accessible. Free parking is also provided at the museum if you are driving.
Non-member guests are welcome with an RSVP (required).
Frederick Douglass spent his life fighting for justice and equality. Born into slavery in 1818, he escaped as a young man and became a leading voice in the abolitionist movement. People everywhere still find inspiration today in his tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity. Douglass's legacy is preserved here at Cedar Hill, where he lived his last 17 years
The Anacostia Community museum explores social issues impacting diverse populations of the D.C. metropolitan area to promote mutual understanding and strengthen community bonds. The museum's work is achieved through development of museum collections, engaging exhibitions, research and documentation that examine the development of communities, and through diverse community and educational programming.