Clara Barton National Historic Site

The Clara Barton National Historic Site in Glen Echo, Maryland was established in 1974 to honor the life and work of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross famed for her medical care and service to soldiers in the Civil War. Notably, it is the first national historic site dedicated to the accomplishments of a woman.

This Montgomery County historic gem includes nine acres of land and Ms. Barton’s own 38-room residence, which served as an early headquarters of the American Red Cross and where Barton spent the last 15 years of her life. Scheduled tours are available through the National Park Service.