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Thursday through Saturday
Opens at 11:00 AM
Last Admission at 5:00 PM

Tours begin on the half hour

(202) 824-0613

437 7th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
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The preserved rooms are accessible by both stairs and elevator.

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Upcoming Events

Clara Barton at Andersonville
March 28 @ 6:00 pm

Explore the important work of identifying missing men that helped Clara Barton contribute to establishing the National Cemetery at Andersonville Prison.

Within These Walls: Contraband Hospital and the African Americans Who Served There
April 11 @ 6:00 pm

Discover the incredible story of those who worked to save lives at Contraband Hospital in Washington DC during the Civil War.

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I recommend a visit to this museum for any nurse, Civil War lover, or history buff!
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“The Fate of Your Loved Ones” – Dorence Atwater’s List

Learn how the heroic deeds of Dorence Atwater and Clara Barton helped identify thousands of soldiers graves at Andersonville Prison.

Death, Immortalized: Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Post-mortem photography seems an odd custom to us today, but as historian Melissa DeVelvis explains, it was an important custom in the 1800’s.

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