Category: Historical Landmarks

Birthplace of Frederick Douglass

According to his autobiography, , he was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, about 12 miles from Easton in Talbot County, Maryland.  in Aaron Anthony’s Holmes Hill Farm which provided young slaves to the Wye House plantation owned by Edward Lloyd. Generations of Lloyds had built up a considerable fortune since the seventeenth century to be […] more

Cedar Hill House

Frederick Douglass’ Cedar Hill House is located in the Federick Douglass National Historic Site in Anacostia, District of Columbia. The property is overseen by the National Park Service which is a bureau of the Department of the Interior. . Cedar Hill is open to the public for tours. . Originally built between 1855 and 1859 […] more

Wye House Plantation

When Frederick Douglass was 7 or 8 years old he was taken by his grandmother, Betsey Bailey, to the Great House in the Wye Plantation about twelve miles from his birthplace, . Here Douglass was left on his own for the first time. It was common practice to bring young slaves who were too young […] more