Clara Barton National Historic Site

  • Clara Barton House plaque



Clara Barton Historic Site Information

This National Historic Site commemorates the life of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. The home served as first headquarters for the Red Cross.

From this house, Barton organized American Red Cross relief efforts for victims of natural disasters and war.

"Their first view of the home was the fluttering of the United States flag from the tall flagpole above the house, and next, the Red Cross flag floating in the breeze over the central door, which was thrown hospitably open to receive the guests." ~ Stephen E. Barton, nephew of Clara Barton

Making an Impact

Visiting Clara Barton Historic Site

Building set in woods

Map of the Park

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

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