• Clara Barton National Historic Site tulips in bloom.

    Clara Barton

    National Historic Site Maryland

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  • Temporary Site Closure Oct. 6 - 10, 2014

    Monday October 6 - Friday October 10, 2014 Clara Barton National Historic Site is closed to the public. The site is open for tours Sat. Oct. 11 - Monday Oct. 13. Please call 301-320-1410 for updates.

Special Events

Junior Ranger Camp field trip to Manassas National Battlefield.  Campers wearing 3-D glasses watch a movie about the battle.

Clara Barton NHS Junior Rangers on a field trip to Manassas National Battlefield watch a 3-D movie about the battlefield.

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

Camp 1: July 9 & 10

Camp 2: July 30 & July 31

Camp 3: 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.

Day two of each camp session features a field trip to Wilderness Battlefield to learn about Clara Barton's work at the battlefield 150 years ago. Children will gain an understanding of the National Park Service mission and the national significance of these 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.