Friday, May 15, 2015

Clara Barton National Historic Site

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 could not do.

The site here was her home for the last 15 years of her life, and also served as the original headquarters of the Red Cross. Tours are available every hour, on the hour, from a National Park Ranger. While the house itself is mostly empty at this point (due to an attempt to have it restored), the stories you will hear are well worth the visit.

In addition, if you're a collector of the National Park Passport Stamps, you'll find a stamp at the bookstore inside the house.

You should note, that in order to get into the house, you'll need to ring the doorbell.

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