Operating Hours & Seasons

New Operating Hours at Clara Barton NHS

The site is closed Monday, Feb.16, 2015 for the George Washington Birthday Holiday.

Beginning Feb. 17, 2015. The house will be open for public tours on weekends and for pre-arranged groups on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

It will be closed all other times.

Tours will be offered for the general public on the following schedule:

Saturdays at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Sundays at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Tours for groups may be scheduled in advance for Wednesdays or Thursdays by calling 301-­320­-1410.


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.


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