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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

How Civil War Medicine Killed President James Garfield
June 29 @ 1:00 pm

Discover how antiquated techniques learned during the Civil War played a role in James Garfield’s death in September 1881.

Reconstruction in the West
July 18 @ 6:00 pm

On July 18, hear the rarely told story of Reconstruction in the American west and learn about its impact on the present day.

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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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