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Carter G. Woodson House

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Blake W

5/22/2017

I look forward to seeing the progress of the site. I cannot wait to return inside. On to Phase 2 and Phase 3.

William H

5/22/2017

Great restoration of historic building enhanced by friendly and knowledgeable rangers.

DJ G

5/22/2017

An amazing history lesson by the NPS tour guides. Thanks.

Janice T

6/24/2017

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.

Kenneth B

11/30/2017

The Park Rangers who do the tours are exceptional story tellers. Mr Carter G. Woodson was a very interesting man

Karen H

12/30/2017

Very interesting tour though the original furniture has been lost.

Bridgette K

1/30/2018

Great history lesson here, our ranger was very enthusiastic and that made the tour even better!

Charles C

3/1/2018

The docent/ranger’s knowledge was remarkable.

Michael C

4/2/2018

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.

Candy T

4/2/2018

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.

John W

5/6/2018

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).

Cara F

6/10/2018

Not many artifacts yet but docents knowledge more than makes up for it for now.

Jackie G

8/13/2018

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.

Mr A

8/13/2018

Had a great time with good assistance from one of the Park Rangers named Claybon really knowledgeable and told the story at best.

qrobinso

1/20/2019

Awesome tour. Park Ranger was very knowledgeable about history and connection to DC

Kia D.

Stars_5

3/23/2016

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

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