Clara Barton Homestead

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Clara Barton Homestead
Clara Barton birthplace.jpg
Clara Barton Homestead is located in Massachusetts
Clara Barton Homestead
Location 60 Clara Barton Rd.,
Oxford, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°9′12″N 71°53′45″W / 42.15333°N 71.89583°W / 42.15333; -71.89583Coordinates: 42°9′12″N 71°53′45″W / 42.15333°N 71.89583°W / 42.15333; -71.89583
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built 1818 (1818)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77000202[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1977

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.[2]

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1] The museum is open seasonally, or by appointment. It has been restored to the period when Barton lived there.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Clara Barton Homestead". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  3. ^ "About". Clara Barton Birthplace Museum. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 

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