Clara Barton National Historic Site

Clara Barton National Historic Site Photo
Barton lived here while the house was the headquarters and warehouse for the American Red Cross. The house conveys sense of dedication to serving others.


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5801 Oxford Rd
Glen Echo, MD
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Rated 3 by Robert D

June 30, 2022

Robert D

HUGE Historic Home situated on a beautiful bluff overlooking Glen Echo Park {*Go when Open for Tours!}

HUGE historic home situated on beautiful property overlooking the Glen Echo Park, close to both the C&O Canal and Potomac River, along MacArthur Blvd in Glen Echo, MD (not far from Great Falls in...

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Rated 5 by Parisfan072

October 21, 2019


An American History Highlight!

When Clara Barton finally began to slow down after a life of labor, she "retired" to the house we see today. The site was originally part of the local Chautauqua facility. The house was built with...

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Rated 4 by therivethatwassud

August 21, 2019


Get to the suburbs and visit!

My kids (12 and 9) and I visited on a day off from school in April. While the house is unfurnished, the ranger did a great job giving the tour for both kids and adults. Many historic sites are about...

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