Secluded just south of the Capitol lies Cedar Hill, the estate of legendary writer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery in 1818, Douglass escaped as a young man to become one of America's staunchest voices for justice and equality. Now a National Historic Site, the estate where he spent the last 17 years of his life is dedicated to preserving his legacy. Take a guided tour through history in the exquisitely preserved house, then take a breather at the Growlery, a cozy nearby cabin where Douglass would retreat for his deepest contemplations.
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