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Clara Barton National Historic Site

Contact Info
5801 Oxford Road
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Phone:
301-320-1410
Phone:
703-289-2500
Basics
Type:
Historical Site,
National Park,
Other

Description

Clara Barton dedicated her life and energies to help others in times of need - both home and abroad, in peacetime as well as during military emergencies. Glen Echo was her home the last 15 years of her life and the structure illustrates her dedication and concern for those less fortunate than herself. Clara Barton is remembered today both as the Angel of the Battlefield and the Founder of the American Red Cross.

Hours + Fees

Hours:

House shown by guided tour only.

Tours start on the hour: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, Noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Groups of ten people or more need reservations. Please call 301-320-1410 for more information or to schedule a reservation.

Open daily, all year. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Virginia
Follow I-495 (West and North) toward Rockville, Maryland. Cross the Potomac River on the American Legion Bridge, in the right lane, and take the first exit, exit 41, immediately at the Maryland end of the bridge.

Bearing right, follow the signs reading "Clara Barton Parkway - East", "Glen Echo" and "Clara Barton National Historic Site". Follow the Clara Barton Parkway approximately 1 1/2 miles until you reach the right side exit for Cabin John.

Take the Cabin John exit. At the top of the exit, turn left at the stop sign. Go to the intersection at MacArthur Boulevard and turn right at the stop sign onto MacArthur Boulevard. Cross the one lane bridge and go approximately 1/2 mile to the intersection with Oxford Road.

A large sign at the intersection reads "Glen Echo Park - Clara Barton National Historic Site". Turn right onto Oxford Road. At the end of the road, on your left will be a small parking lot, with a larger parking lot down the hill. Turn left and park in the small lot. You may use the larger lot for Glen Echo Park if the small lot is full. Clara Barton National Historic Site is the large yellow house on the hill overlooking the main parking lot.

From Maryland
Follow I-495 (West and South) toward Northern Virginia. Take exit 40, "Cabin John Parkway" and Glen Echo.

The Cabin John Parkway merges with the Clara Barton Parkway. Follow the signs which read "Glen Echo and MacArthur Boulevard". The left lane of the Clara Barton Parkway will turn off in a 180 degree turn to the left, with a small right spur. Take the right spur exit up the ramp to MacArthur Boulevard. Turn left at the 3-way stop sign. Oxford Road is on your left approximately 1/2 mile down MacArthur Boulevard.

A large sign at the intersection reads "Glen Echo Park - Clara Barton National Historic Site". Turn left onto Oxford Road. At the end of the road, on your left will be a small parking lot, with a larger parking lot down the hill. Turn left and park in the small lot. You may use the larger lot for Glen Echo Park if the small lot is full. Clara Barton National Historic Site is the large yellow house on the hill overlooking the main parking lot.

From Washington, DC
From Georgetown use Canal Road to the Clara Barton Parkway. Follow the signs which say "Glen Echo and MacArthur Boulevard". Turn left at the 3-way stop sign at the top of the ramp leading to MacArthur Boulevard. Oxford Road is a left hand turn approximately 1/2 mile down MacArthur Boulevard. A large sign at the intersection reads "Glen Echo Park - Clara Barton National Historic Site".

Turn left onto Oxford Road. At the end of the road, on your left will be a small parking lot, with a larger parking lot down the hill. Turn left and park in the small lot. You may use the larger lot for Glen Echo Park if the small lot is full. Clara Barton National Historic Site is the large yellow house on the hill overlooking the main parking lot.

Customizable Directions


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