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Clara Barton National Historic Site

5801 Oxford Rd, Glen Echo, MD 20812-1201
+1 301-492-6245
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House Closed

We walked the Clara Barton trail which is a short walk outside the house providing some background... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Helena L
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
Call to be Sure This is Open

The house was closed on the day of our visit. An immense amount of work was being done on the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Randy L
Dubuque, Iowa
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5801 Oxford Rd, Glen Echo, MD 20812-1201
+1 301-492-6245
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We walked the Clara Barton trail which is a short walk outside the house providing some background information. It was fun for our young kids. Unfortunately the house itself has been closed for renovations since Oct 15 with little sign on the day of work...More

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The house was closed on the day of our visit. An immense amount of work was being done on the exterior and it was very needed. This home was not taken care of in the past years---there is rot and a need for a lot...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 6 September 2016

When we tried to visit last year, we found out that this house is only open during certain tours during the day, which wasn't made clear on the website. So when construction is finished, be sure to call ahead and ask for the tour times....More

1  Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Thought we'd stop by with teenagers to take a look and learn about Clara Barton, founder of US Red Cross. Very disappointing. No signage, shares parking lot with Rock Echo Park which is an eerily, retro half abandoned "artists park" with a carousel. Only Park...More

1  Thank Katie G
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

House is currently closed, will return when it is completed. Unique structure, pretty grounds and located next to Glen Echo Park.

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Tours are offered on the hour Saturday and Sunday. The house is in a state of disrepair, mainly due to a leaky roof so all furniture has been removed until work is done to fix it. It was still a worthwhile visit. I learned quite...More

1  Thank Tamiami2tone
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Fulfilling our quest to get our National Parks Passport stamps we came for a visit. Unfortunately the home is undergoing renovations (new roof) so all the furnishing are out of the building. We were told renovations will be completed in 2 years.There are photographs to...More

Thank Kitsaattheshore
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Located just outside of Washington, DC, the Clara Barton National Historic Site celebrates the life of the founder of the Red Cross. Clara Barton was an extraordinary woman, especially for her day. She defied conventional wisdom of the time of what a woman can and...More

2  Thank GNRMatt
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Loved learning from the park ranger about this extraordinary woman who led the US to deal with its military personnel during the civil war and who after the war, re-purposed the mission of the American Red Cross, an early NGO in our history, to address...More

Thank Lois C
Reviewed 11 October 2014

***Heavy renovations are coming to this site in 2015, so call ahead if you're visiting after fall 2014. Free parking and a free tour of Clara's house. Learn about why she moved to such a hole in the wall place and what she did there....More

1  Thank garrett t
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