• 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.

Management

Clara Barton National Historic Site is administered by the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Parkway headquarters is located at 700 George Washington Memorial Parkway, McLean, Virginia. The headquarters building is open from 8:15 am to 4:15 pm on weekdays.

Officers from US Park Police District 2 serve the park. Their station is located at 700 George Washington Memorial Parkway, McLean, Virginia. The telephone number for US Park Police Dispatch is 202‑610‑7500. To reach the District 2 station, please call 703‑285‑1000.

 

Laws & Policies

Rules and regulations that apply to all National Park Service sites may be found in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Parks, Forests, and Public Property), Chapter I, Parts 1-199.

Rules and regulations specific to the park are found in the park compendium.

 

Park Planning

For a complete list of current plans and projects along the parkway, please visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/gwmp.

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.