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Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Museum

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Explore the unassuming boarding house rooms where Clara Barton lived and worked during the Civil War. These rooms were Barton's home base first as she braved the battlefield, then as she searched for 63,000 + missing soldiers.
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437 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2229
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has limited hours, and for those who work, you only have Saturday to visit. I prefer Sunday since parking is free in the city. But, then I was really annoyed by the fact they only have one person working here and they shut down...More

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NMCWM, Education Specialist at Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and let us know how we can improve.We're very sorry you had such a frustrating experience visiting the Missing Soldiers Office. We're already working on some specific ways we can improve the visitor experience. Hopefully...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed with the information and the hidden history of the place and information about the hero of U.S. history. Tucked in between the stores and restaurants, this museum is worth a visit. It is free (donation suggested) or with a small fee for guided...More

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NMCWM, Education Specialist at Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Barton's story is an especially important one today, and we're doing the best we can to tell it.

Reviewed July 10, 2018

We stumbled on this when researching our vacation on internet. Tricky to find the entrance! (small place!) but well worth it. We took the tour and were given a full run down on her life. Must be done. Would recommend.

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Never knew it existed until I visited a Clara Barton Field hospital in Fairfax and they told me about this place. Seems to look and feel exactly like it was some 150 years ago. If you are interested in Clara Barton and her work this...More

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NMCWM, Museum Educator at Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you found us and enjoyed touring the space. It really is an incredible hidden gem in DC. Don't hesitate to come back!

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

The first floor of this museum is free, so you can stop by, take a look and decide if you are interested. There is even a short film included. It is a great space, virtually unchanged by time, which is exceptional, and rare. It is...More

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NMCWM, Museum Educator at Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your tour of the space. It certainly is a remarkable space, and the recreation of the historic wallpaper greatly contributes to it. Be sure to check our website for upcoming special events as we are always working on new...More

Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Had a little time to burn and took a short detour to learn a little history. It was a pleasant nice surprise coming across this little museum and learning the history of Clara Barton. It was closely restored to the time and there were artifacts....More

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed May 15, 2017

This is an incredible museum hidden in plain sight in downtown Washington, DC. My wife and I were wandering around, trying to find a new museum that neither of us had visited. By a series of chance events, we ended up in the lobby of...More

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you came in and enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful piece of civil war era history! I knew her red cross history but not her civil war story. It is fascinating! This place is not given enough tourist attention! Not crowded, close to Ford's Theater, & only takes about an hour...More

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed January 2, 2017

This site starts off with an informative video and museum display about Clara Barton and her time living at this site and establishing the Missing Soldiers Office, and is followed by an incredibly interesting tour of the former boarding house and offices that were discovered...More

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed January 1, 2017

Small but nicely interpenetrated museum with great Tour guides recounting Clara Barton's story to support missing union civil war soldiers during and after the war. The bottom floor has a film with some exhibits, upstairs has the ticketed guided tour. We paired it with the...More

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NMCWM, Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Sounds like you had an excellent day!

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