• 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the passport cancellation station?

The site has two passport cancellations located inside the house in the bookstore; the Clara Barton National Historic Site and the Clara Barton Parkway. Visitors may enter the house on the hour for a guided tour and collect the cancellations as part of the tour.

Is Clara Barton National Historic Site available for rental?

The site is not available for private functions or private rental but is adjacent to Glen Echo Park which does have rental facilities. Information is available at www.glenechopark.org.

May I use the photographs in this site?

All the photographs contained within this Clara Barton National Historic Site (nps.gov/clba) web site are considered public domain and you may use, download or print for use. Please credit Clara Barton National Historic Site/National Park Service if a credit line is given. This does not extend to web sites outside of nps.gov/clba or web sites linked to this site. Some images are available at higher resolution. If you require those files, please mail a blank cd-rom and a list of the files you are interested in to:

Clara Barton National Historic Site

5801 Oxford Road

Glen Echo, Maryland 20812.

We will burn the files to your disk and return by mail.

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.