• Clara Barton National Historic Site tulips in bloom.

    Clara Barton

    National Historic Site Maryland

Operating Hours & Seasons

The site will be closed to the public October 27 - 31, 2014; open Nov. 1 & 2, 2014. Additional temporary closures may occur the week of Nov. 3 - 7, 2014. Please call 301-320-1410 for updates, additional information will be posted as available.


General Information:

During extreme conditions affecting the Washington, D.C. region; power outages, storm clean up operations, and severe weather, Clara Barton National Historic Site may experience temporary closures and guided tours may be canceled. The site may close for only part of a day, a full day or multiple days. Feel free to call 301-320-1410 to confirm site status before visiting.

The house is shown by guided tour only. Tours start on the hour: 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12 Noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

Open daily, except closed on these Federal Holidays: Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and George Washington's Birthday/Presidents Day.

Groups of ten people or more need reservations. Please call 301-320-1410 for more information or to schedule a reservation.


The site is open during normal hot summer days for tours, but it is not air-conditioned.


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.