Operating Hours & Seasons
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.
Between December 14, 2013 and February 28, 2014 the site is open Wednesdays - Sundays; closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
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.
Beginning March 1, 2014 - Open daily all year-except closed on Federal Holidays between November and March. (Closed 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 was born on December 25, 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts. The house she was born in is preserved by The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. as the Clara Barton Birthplace Museum.