Fodor's Expert Review American Red Cross

White House area Notable Building

The national headquarters for the American Red Cross, a National Historic Landmark since 1965, is composed of three buildings. Guided tours show off the oldest, a Beaux Arts structure of blinding-white marble built in 1917 to commemorate women who cared for the wounded on both sides during the Civil War. Three stained-glass windows designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany illustrate the values of the Red Cross: faith, hope, love, and charity. Other holdings you'll see on the 60-minute tour include an original N.C. Wyeth painting, sculptures, and artifacts that belonged to Clara Barton. Weather permitting, the tour includes a visit to the memorial garden. Reservations are required for the free tour, offered 10 am and 2 pm on Wednesday and Friday; schedule via email at

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430 17th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20006, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, No tours Thurs. and Sat.–Tues.

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