Two large bookshelves line a wall of a medium sized room. The shelves are packed with hundreds of books. A small wood desk sits in front of the book shelf. A photo of an older Frederick Douglass hangs on the wall.
Frederick Douglass's library is a special place. Lit by three large windows, books on almost every imaginable subjects fill the many bookcases. Off to the side, a black iron stove promises cozy warmth on cold days. In the center of the room, a heavy wooden desk sits awaiting the author's next great sentence. Douglass was a true man of letters, and his ideas seem to fill the room. It is a place where, if you close your eyes and reach out your hands, it seems almost possible to touch the mind of Frederick Douglass.
National Park Service, National Capital Region, Office of Communications and Tourism