She was a remarkable person
Clara Barton dedicated her life and energies to help others in times of need - both home and abroad, in peacetime as well as during military emergencies. Glen Echo was her home the last 15 years of her life and the structure illustrates her dedication and concern for those less fortunate than herself.
Spaces available in Summer 2013 Jr. Ranger Camps. Call 301-320-1410.
Junior Ranger Camps, Summer 2013 Spaces Open, Free
July 10 & 11; July 17 & 18; July 31 & Aug. 1; Aug. 7 & 8; 10am-4pm. Ages 9-13; theme "Civil War to Civil Rights"; reservations call 301-320-1410.Read More
Traveling Clara Barton Junior Ranger Program
The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War provides Americans with the opportunity to reflect on the importance of this pivotal period...Read More
Virtual Museum Exhibit
Take a closer look at some of Clara Barton's possessions and other objects which are part of the Clara Barton National Historic Site museum collectionRead More
Become a Junior Ranger at Clara Barton NHS
Become a Clara Barton NHS on-line Junior Ranger by completing one of the on-line activities in the Clara Barton Interactive Experience.Read More
Did You Know?
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.