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Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass’ Old Anacostia


Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass’ Old Anacostia

Join local reporter and historian John Muller on a walk through Old Anacostia, examining the neighborhood through the eyes of residents past and present.

Blending historic research and contemporary Ward 8 politics, our guide will lead the group on a walk through time, exploring our city’s most historic Historic District. Stories of presidents, famed one-time resident Frederick Douglass, 19th-century architecture and neighborhood folklore will be woven throughout.

Questions and photography are encouraged throughout the walking tour!

All tickets – $20 

This is a private walking tour of the Anacostia neighborhood conducted by an authorized local historian. 

Meet at the visitor’s center of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

1411 W Street SE.

Wear walking shoes, total travel is 1.5 miles.Parts of the tour are not accessible for people with mobility issues. Tour is not ADA accessible.

Metro: Anacostia (Green Line) / 92 Bus, V2, B2

Free parking on site.

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Map Visitor Center -- Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 1411 W Street Southeast, Washington, United States
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