• Clara Barton National Historic Site tulips in bloom.

    Clara Barton

    National Historic Site Maryland

Special Events

A Lecture Honoring the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War - Saturday May 10 at 5:00 PM.

Between the Bullet and the Hospital Clara Barton and the Civil War

Clara Barton National Historic Site will host a special illustrated talk by a park ranger on Saturday, May 10 at 5:00 PM in honor of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Photos from the Civil War era will be used to explore the dangers Clara Barton faced and the accomplishments she achieved. The talk will be given in the hall of Miss Barton's historic home. Consider taking the 4:00 PM tour of the house and then sitting down for this interesting talk at 5:00 PM To make reservations for the talk, please call: 301-320-1410. This event is free.


Civil War Re-enactors and Author Talk Saturday May 24, 2014

These events are free:

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM 54th Massachusetts Re-enactors Presentations:

Re-enactors of the 54th Massachusetts regiment will give presentations on the Civil War African American soldier experience. They will talk about the uniform and the weapons of the Civil War era. They will also describe the regiment's experience at the siege on Fort Wagner in July 1863. Clara Barton was there during the siege.

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM Author Talk by author James S. Price

James S. Price, author of The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword is a Civil War historian, blogger and educator specializing in the history of African American Union soldiers will present a program concerning the service of African American soldiers during the Siege of Petersburg, VA during 1864. Clara Barton was in charge of an African American field hospital during the Siege of Petersburg. Please call 301-320-1410 to make a reservation for the talk.


Junior Ranger Camps at Clara Barton National Historic Site and Glen Echo Park 2014 - Free

Camp 1: June 25 & 26

Camp 2: July 9 & 10

Camp 3: July 30 & July 31

Camp 4: August 6 & 7

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

History will come alive for children ages 9-13 during free two-day camps with fun-filled learning activities related to Clara Barton's life and the history of Glen Echo Park. Children will gain an understanding of the National Park Service mission and the national significance of both sites. Reservations are required for the camps; please call 301-320-1410.

Did You Know?

Clara Barton Birthplace house.

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.