“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” —Frederick Douglass
Discover the incredible legacy and enduring impact of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, as well as other Black writers who came before and after him. This 15-minute tour introduces you to all areas of the American Writers Museum, with a special focus on our special exhibit Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice. Following the tour, you can explore all of our exhibits more in depth and at your own pace.
Forever Free: Frederick Douglass tours are offered daily at 3:00pm when the AWM is open. We are open Thursdays to Mondays, from 10 am to 5 pm. We are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The tour is included with museum admission and no advanced registration is required. Tours begin at the Museum front desk.