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    Clara Barton

    National Historic Site Maryland

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  • Temporary Site Closure Oct. 6 - 10, 2014

    Monday October 6 - Friday October 10, 2014 Clara Barton National Historic Site is closed to the public. The site is open for tours Sat. Oct. 11 - Monday Oct. 13. Please call 301-320-1410 for updates.


For Immediate Release:September 5, 2014

Contact: Kimberly Robinson, 703-235-1535

Clara Barton National Historic Site Temporary Closure

Glen Echo, MDStarting Monday October 6, 2014 Clara Barton National Historic Site will be temporarily closed.The site will be closed for up to seven business days to allow for the packing and moving of the historic museum collection.Seven days is the estimated time frame for the work to be completed, but the site could open sooner depending on the length of the work.Clara Barton National Historic Site will be open October 11-13 for the Columbus Day weekend.

The park has elected to temporarily move the museum collections to the National Park Service's offsite regional collections storage repository, the Museum Resource Center in Landover, Maryland.The resource center is a climate controlled, secure facility that will protect the collection while it is offsite.

After the museum collection is moved the site will reopen unfurnished.Tours will be offered on the hour from 10am to 4 pm.Tours are free and reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.To schedule a tour please call 301-320-1410.

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.