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I look forward to seeing the progress of the site. I cannot wait to return inside. On to Phase 2 and Phase 3.
Great restoration of historic building enhanced by friendly and knowledgeable rangers.
An amazing history lesson by the NPS tour guides. Thanks.
This is the most important Black History Site in the U.S.. It is the Home of Black History. It is the Home of Black History Month. I recommend that everyone visit this important shrine to African American History.
The Guided Ranger Tours of the Woodson Home are on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm.
The Ranger Tour of the Carter G. Woodson Home is very informative. It gives you a better understanding of how he lived. There was an reenactor who did a great job of portraying "The Father of Black History. The home is empty so you have to use your imagination and listen to the Rangers stories.
The Park Rangers who do the tours are exceptional story tellers. Mr Carter G. Woodson was a very interesting man
Very interesting tour though the original furniture has been lost.
Great history lesson here, our ranger was very enthusiastic and that made the tour even better!
The docent/ranger’s knowledge was remarkable.
So if you didn’t know there was a national historic site here you would definitely pass it by because it’s super inconspicuous. There’s two floors of office space that Carter Woodson used in the fight to make black history more prominent during his time. You’ll be able to take an informative tour of the house and even do a junior ranger if you can. It’s worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Great tour! Enojoyed the Frederick Douglass program. Loaded up on gifts and books in the gift shop. Get a Woodson Junior Ranger book for the little ones.
Carter G. Woodson (who did not complete high school until around age 21 years old) was the second African American to obtain a PhD. in history from Harvard University. He founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (present day Association for the Study of African American Life and History), The Associated Publishers, The Negro History Journal, The Negro History Bulletin, and Negro History Week (current day African American History Month).
Not many artifacts yet but docents knowledge more than makes up for it for now.
We popped in and got a guided tour of Carter Woodson's house. Even without being there at the schedule time the women that work there as guides let us have impromptu tour. I learned about Carter Woodson who I not known about before and his contribution to African American History Month and the preserving of African American history. I thought it was strange that he was not included in the smithsonian's African American Museum since he was an integral part of capturing and preserving or history. The guide's were very knowledgeable and friendly.
Had a great time with good assistance from one of the Park Rangers named Claybon really knowledgeable and told the story at best.
Awesome tour. Park Ranger was very knowledgeable about history and connection to DC
Seem closed for repair. Could be mistaken. The door was locked. So no idea how they do the tours.
It may be nice but only go during the tour hours... They won't open the door for a self guided tour in between. Not sure if that's standard practice but I wasn't able to get in at noon.
Great experience and will definitely be back
This is the actual birthplace of Black history month. I remember over 50 years ago in elementary school that the text books we used had virtually no information on the accomplishments of African Americans in American history. This is why Carter Woodson started his publication in this house. Bethune's house is nearby.
I had a wonderful experience at the Carter G. Woodson home! Although there isn't much in the home, the tour guide was incredibly kind and informative. I learned so much and had a great conversation with the tour guide - we even stood around for awhile after the tour talking. I left feeling energized by the thought-provoking conversations and history lesson I had.
The home is in a nice, cute neighborhood. There is a small bookstore inside, as well as a waiting area with chairs and restrooms. You must be on a tour to view the home, so check the website before you go because they have limited hours.
My daughter and I arrived just in time for the 11am tour. Our guide, Lashawn was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and patient and answered all of our questions. He even provided recommendations for other historic sites in the area. I highly recommend visiting.
Very informative tour detailing the contributions of THE father of black history.
Carter G. Woodson is a deceased person; not a place on Yelp. When I added this place to Yelp, I stated that this was the CARTER G. WOODSON MEMORIAL &...read this and 1 more