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Clara Barton National Historic Site
Based on 33 traveler reviews
AMAZING WOMAN WHO LED CHANGE in AMERICA!
Dec 24, 2014 by: Lois C from Bethesda, Maryland
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 disaster relief and preparedness. Dealing with issues of gender discrimination and the lack of Congressional guidance for national non-governmental organizations, she was truely an ingenious problem-solver and tireless worker. Her home where she worked and died in the Glen Echo, MD area is a little known secret gem. It will close soon for much needed structural renovations but it should receive more prominence in the tourists' itinerary planning.
Great free historic site.
Oct 11, 2014 by: garrett t from silver
***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. Not a stunning house, but it does have some unusual features to it and Clara lived there a long time. Glen Echo park is a 5m walk away as well. Great side trip from DC if you have a car. Tour was about ~45m; they start on the hour. Unfortunately there is nearly nothing to do on the site while you are waiting for a tour to start.
Clara Barton's life and home found here
Sep 27, 2014 by: NancyP20147 from Ashburn, Virginia
Clara Barton organized the American Red Cross. That's all I knew before I walked in the door. The park ranger told us a lot more about her during the 45 minute presentation as well a providing information about the home she lived in for the last 15 years of her life. I went to see the house and was slightly disappointed with it but not in the story of this amazing woman. While there check out Glen Echo Park and the the fabulous merry-go-round.
History in the Park
Sep 01, 2014 by: MagicalTravels from Maryland
The architecture of Clara Barton's house is very interesting as are the artifacts in the house. The National Park Service provides free tours.
Wow, this was awesome
Aug 16, 2014 by: Miyelani from Hampstead
We learned so much about Clara Barton. This site also has a Jr. Ranger program for children to work on. Beautiful house, interesting tour.
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