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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial


This year, the state of Maryland is leading the celebration and commemoration of Frederick Douglass’ 200th birthday. Tourism partners across the state are working to establish Maryland—the place Douglass always considered home—as the best place to discover Douglass’ inspirational life and legacy with long-term visitor-ready sites, products, and experiences, as well as programs and special events. It is not too late for you to participate—we are celebrating all year! Please see the Maryland Office of Tourism Development’s Industry website for more information about how your site and/or business can participate, or contact Heather Ersts, Partnership and Outreach Manager at

Photo provided by the Banneker Douglass Museum.