Tour the home of Clara Barton, a medical pioneer who paved the way to the founding of the American Red Cross. A self-taught nurse, Ms. Barton lived at this Maryland home for over a decade. Today it is preserved as a National Historic Site in honor of her great strides in charity and medicine.
Built using lumber from the local emergency buildings saved by Ms. Barton, this home was built with an interior reminiscent of a Mississippi River steamboat. Clara Barton moved to this large Glen Echo home in 1897. Sprawling 36-rooms, this house was where she lived until her death in 1912. During her time in the home, the house was an early headquarters of the American Red Cross.
The Clara Barton National Historic Site was the first location dedicated by the National Park Service to a woman.
The Clara Barton National Historic Site is located at 5801 Oxford Road in Glen Echo, Maryland.
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