Clara Barton Birthplace, North Oxford

#266 of 282 in Historic Sites in Massachusetts
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
The Clara Barton Homestead, also known as the Clara Barton Birthplace Museum, is a historic house museum at 60 Clara Barton Road in Oxford, Massachusetts. The museum celebrates the life and activities of Clara Barton (1821-1912), founder of the American Red Cross. She was born in this modest farmhouse, which was built by her father, Captain Stephen Barton, member of a prominent local family, in 1818. Barton lived here until 1853.
The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The museum is open seasonally, or by appointment. It has been restored to the period when Barton lived there.
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  • Stopped here with my family because I have a daughter who loves Clara Barton. The house is very much a destination but if you enjoy history it was well worth the drive. Very small house with a number....  more »
  • After visiting the Clara Barton birthplace, my husband and I were eager to learn more about her life and work. Yes, the house not large or grand and is on a rather small piece of land. The parking.....  more »
  • I go to that school!😁😄
  • I went here in 2002. I miss it ;-;
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