Clara Barton National Historic Site and National Park Service office at Glen Echo Park winter hours
Both sites will begin their winter hours of operation 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. daily Wednesdays - Sundays starting Saturday, December 29, 2013 through March 22, 2014. Glen Echo Park Partnership and co-operators will not be affected by these hours.
Administration Building Reconstruction
The Administration building, also known as the Arcade building or Popcorn building, is a rare example of reconstruction within the National Park Service.
Reconstructing a historic building within a national park is a tool of last resort because the first three options - preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation - better preserve the historical integrity of a structure and a site.
When a building is constructed with inferior materials, like the Administration building, is allowed to deteriorate beyond usability, and is dramatically repurposed to meet new visitors' expectations, the only option is reconstruction.