The Frederick Douglass House in historic Anacostia.

The Frederick Douglass House in historic Anacostia.

You’ve probably seen the signs around the District: Neighborhood Heritage Trails combine stories, historic photos and maps marking these self-guided walking tours. The last in the series of trails opened recently, tracing the people and events of historic Anacostia, LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale. We explore the two newest trails with the historians and researchers who helped create them.


  • Jane Freundel Levey Consultant and independent historian; former Director, Heritage Programs, Cultural Tourism DC
  • Maybelle Bennett Director, Howard University Community Association
  • Charles Wilson Member, working group, Anacostia Neighborhood Heritage Trail

Photos: The Anacostia & LeDroit Park-Bloomingdale Heritage Trail

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