• 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

Fees & Reservations

There is no admission charge to visit Clara Barton National Historic Site. Parking is free also.

Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more people. Please call the site to schedule a group reservation at 301-320-1410.

Clara Barton National Historic Site is not available for rentals or private functions.

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc., manages rental facilities in adjoining Glen Echo Park.

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.