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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

Civil War Medicine in Washington
May 30 @ 6:00 pm

Washington’s Civil War hospitals played host to a wide range of characters from President Abraham Lincoln to Walt Whitman.

The Wound Dresser – Walt Whitman and the Civil War
June 13 @ 6:00 pm

Discover the man behind the poetry, as Garrett Peck introduces us to Walt Whitman the poet, the nurse, the brother, the lover, the clerk, the myth, and the man.

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I was lucky enough to visit this bit of hidden history while in town for an American Red Cross meeting. Even those of us familiar with Clara Barton’s story learned something. Well worth a visit!
Miriam I.


Nosy Neighbors: Clara Barton and Horatio Nelson Taft

We know today that Clara Barton was an incredible humanitarian, but what did her neighbors think of her? Read one of their diaries to find out.

Burying the Dead – From the Civil War to World War I

The Civil War created an epidemic of unidentified dead soldiers. Find out how the issue evolved from the then to World War I.

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