frederick douglass family festival

we visited frederick douglass’ home on cedar hill in southeast DC
during the frederick douglass family festival.

we watched a short video presentation on his life,
then proceeded to the top of the hill to view his house.

there were several smartly dressed reenactors making history come alive on his porch,

including elizabeth keckley, mary todd lincoln’s dressmaker.

we took a house tour,

the growlery: where mr. douglass went to get away from the house and its visitors and growl, i.e. a 19th century man cave.

took a few turns on the ice cream maker,
then headed back down the hill with a ticket for some fresh ice cream.


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