Clara Barton National Historical Site

Posted by Carmen Ledford on Tuesday Jun 26, 2012 Under Claire, Cobey, Homeschool, Kid's Corner, National Parks

When we got off the ship we headed for Clara Barton National Park.  I really did not realize how close it was to DC or I would have probably planned differently. It took us longer than planned to get there and the traffic was terrible. I really did not plan this one well but we did have a good visit.  They give guided tours of the house and the ranger did a great job. He even included the kids by giving them each a bandage. He gave a good overview of Clara Barton’s life and the history of the American Red Cross. Be warned the house does not have air condition and it was quite warm. There is another National Park next door called Glen Echo Park that looks interesting. If I had planned better, I would have planned enough time to do both.  The Junior Ranger Handbook has both parks in one. The Ranger sent the book home and said we could complete and then return for a badge.

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