Clara Barton Trail
Follow in the footsteps of the “Angel of the Battlefield” and discover that she was no angel, but an extraordinary ordinary human who overcame tremendous obstacles in order to help others. The legacy of her humanitarian work continues to affect and improve our world today.
Begin your day at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on Antietam National Battlefield and discover what it really took to be the “Angel of the Battlefield”–the service and sacrifice required to brave the battlefield as a nurse and first responder on one of the bloodiest days of American history.
Travel from the scenic foothills of Western Maryland to the nation’s Capital, just as Barton did. Visit Clara Barton’s boarding house home, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum, and discover how Clara Barton continued helping Union soldiers after the war was run.
Finish your day at the American Red Cross Headquarters and learn more about the continuing impact Clara Barton has had on our world.