Clara Barton National Historic Site, home of the famous wartime nurse for the last 15 years of her life, is said to be haunted. Folks have reported apparitions and it is believed that Clara herself still lingers here in spirit.
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- 5801 Oxford Rd
Glen Echo, MD 20812
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- 38.967284166597544, -77.14069283005301
- Montgomery County, Maryland
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I worked as a volunteer tour guide at this place and I’ve never experienced anything. I would get the creeps when alone in some of the rooms, but that’s more my susceptible imagination than supernatural. It’s worth a visit to learn about Clara Barton. The house is uniquely designed to suit Clara and any nursing activities she would be involved in. The main floor is more like a gallery, where you can see to the second floor and rooms are reached by bannistered walkway. It was definitely ideal for a boarding house and was used as such in the ’20’s.
i took my gf on a date there once, found out black people where not allowed on the premises decades earlier. so we went, however, in Clara’s backyard, by the river-ish creek, we could feel something watching me and her, as if trying to ward us from danger, all of a sudden we where over-come with fear. we left after that, still to this day we never get out of the car when we are close by.