• Clara Barton National Historic Site tulips in bloom.

    Clara Barton

    National Historic Site Maryland

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  • Temporary Site Closure Oct. 27 - Oct. 31, 2014

    Temporary Site Closure will occur starting the week Oct. 27, 2014 between 5 to 10 business days. Weekends the site will remain open. Please call 301-320-1410 for updates.

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Clara Barton National Historic Site

5801 Oxford Road

Glen Echo, Maryland 20812



Clara Barton National Historic Site is administered by the George Washington Memorial Parkway. You may contact our headquarters at:


c/o Turkey Run Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway

McLean, Virginia 22101

Park Headquarters: 703 - 289-2500


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Did You Know?

Clara Barton seated with a female nurses graduation class.

Clara Barton is probably the most famous American nurse who was never a real nurse. She cared for wounded soldiers in the Civil War and as President of the American Red Cross she organized over 18 relief efforts, but she was a former school teacher and government clerk.