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Clara Barton National Historic Site

Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, MD 20812, USA

Built in 1891, this house was the final home of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. The house also served as the headquarters and warehouse space for the American Red Cross from 1897 to 1904. The museum houses a collection of furnishings used by Clara Barton in her Glen Echo home.


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From Virginia: Follow I-495 (West and North) toward Rockville, Maryland. Cross the Potomac River on the American Legion Bridge, in the right lane, and take the first exit, exit 41, immediately at the Maryland end of the bridge. Bearing right, follow the signs reading "Clara Barton Parkway - East", "Glen Echo" and "Clara Barton National Historic Site". Follow the Clara Barton Parkway approximately 1 1/2 miles until you reach the right side exit for Cabin John. Take the Cabin John exit. At the top of the exit, turn left at the stop sign. Go to the intersection at MacArthur Boulevard and turn right at the stop sign onto MacArthur Boulevard. Cross the one lane bridge and go approximately 1/2 mile to the intersection with Oxford Road. A large sign at the intersection reads "Glen Echo Park - Clara Barton National Historic Site". Turn right onto Oxford Road. At the end of the road, on your left will be a small parking lot, with a larger parking lot down the hill. Turn left and park in the small lot. You may use the larger lot for Glen Echo Park if the small lot is full. Clara Barton National Historic Site is the large yellow house on the hill overlooking the main parking lot.

Visitor Services

Handicapped access to first floor, tours, bookstore, exhibits.

Regular Events

April and September: Biannual Lamplight Open House; call or check Web site for additional events.

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Admission Fee



Daily: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; tours hourly on the hour (house shown by guided tour only), last tour at 4:00 P.M.



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