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Mission Statement

The mission/ purpose of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (NHS) is to collect, preserve, and interpret the house, museum collections, and the grounds in accordance with the site’s enabling legislation, planning documents, and legal mandates from the enlightenment and education and recreation of today’s visitors and tomorrow’s visitors.


The Fredrick Douglass National Historic Site, the home of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, is a unit of the National Park Service. The national park system comprises 401 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House.


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