Clara Barton National Historic Site - Glen Echo MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 58.035 W 077° 08.444
18S E 314535 N 4315321
Quick Description: The Clara Barton National Historic Site was established in 1974 to interpret the life of Clara Barton (1821–1912), an American pioneer teacher, nurse, and humanitarian who was the founder of the American Red Cross.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2022 10:38:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM16FWM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
From Wikipedia

"The Clara Barton National Historic Site, which includes the Clara Barton House, was established in 1974 to interpret the life of Clara Barton (1821–1912), an American pioneer teacher, nurse, and humanitarian who was the founder of the American Red Cross. The site is located 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Washington D.C. in Glen Echo, Maryland.

The United States National Historic Site protects 9 acres (0.04 km2) of land at her Glen Echo home including the 38-room former residence of Barton. The site is managed by the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The first national historic site dedicated to the accomplishments of a woman, it preserves the early history of the American Red Cross and the last home of its founder. Clara Barton spent the last 15 years of her life in her Glen Echo home (1897-1912), and it served as an early headquarters of the American Red Cross as well.

The National Park Service has restored eleven rooms, including the Red Cross offices, parlors and Clara Barton's bedroom. Visitors to Clara Barton National Historic Site can gain a sense of how Barton lived and worked surrounded by all that went into her life's work. Visitors to the site are led through the three levels on a guided tour emphasizing Barton's use of her unusual home. In 2005, 12,529 visitors toured the site."

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Theme:
Cultural


Street Address:
5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, MD 20812


Food Court: no

Gift Shop: no

Hours of Operation:
Closed for renovations


Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Medium

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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