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The park has big slabs of open grass with nothing on them and no trash cans anywhere.
The Clara Barton House sits on a hill at one end and looks pretty old. There Ian much info on the outside and currently they're doing some safety...More
We walked the Clara Barton trail which is a short walk outside the house providing some background information. It was fun for our young kids. Unfortunately the house itself has been closed for renovations since Oct 15 with little sign on the day of work...More
The house was closed on the day of our visit. An immense amount of work was being done on the exterior and it was very needed. This home was not taken care of in the past years---there is rot and a need for a lot...More
When we tried to visit last year, we found out that this house is only open during certain tours during the day, which wasn't made clear on the website. So when construction is finished, be sure to call ahead and ask for the tour times....More
Thought we'd stop by with teenagers to take a look and learn about Clara Barton, founder of US Red Cross. Very disappointing. No signage, shares parking lot with Rock Echo Park which is an eerily, retro half abandoned "artists park" with a carousel. Only Park...More
Tours are offered on the hour Saturday and Sunday. The house is in a state of disrepair, mainly due to a leaky roof so all furniture has been removed until work is done to fix it. It was still a worthwhile visit. I learned quite...More
Fulfilling our quest to get our National Parks Passport stamps we came for a visit. Unfortunately the home is undergoing renovations (new roof) so all the furnishing are out of the building. We were told renovations will be completed in 2 years.There are photographs to...More
Located just outside of Washington, DC, the Clara Barton National Historic Site celebrates the life of the founder of the Red Cross. Clara Barton was an extraordinary woman, especially for her day. She defied conventional wisdom of the time of what a woman can and...More