• Clara Barton National Historic Site tulips in bloom.

    Clara Barton

    National Historic Site Maryland

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  • Temporary Site Closure Oct or Nov. 2014

    Temporary Site Closure will occur mid-October or November, 2014 and last between 5 to 10 business days. Weekends the site will remain open. The site is also open the week of October 6 - 10, 2014. Please call 301-320-1410 for updates

Clara Barton Parkway

The Clara Barton Parkway will operate as a one-way road between the MacArthur
Boulevard Exit and Chain Bridge during the following times, Monday to Friday:

Eastbound (inbound to Washington, DC): 6:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Westbound (outbound to Maryland): 2:45 PM to 7:15 PM.

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.