Frederick Douglass lived in Cedar Hill for the latter part of his life when he was appointed to several governmental posts in Washington D.C.. Perched atop a steep hill in the Anacostia neighborhood, Cedar Hill commands a view of the Capital from its upper windows. It is a large, comfortable, victorian style house which still has much of the original furnishings and wall paper, as you can see in the pictures of the living room and dining room below.
The study is much as Douglass left it, with his desk and books just as he used them.
The kitchen, which by today's standards looks primitive with its coal stove, displays all the comforts of an expensive, mid-ninteenth century home.
Quick time views of Cedar Hill