American Red Cross
430 17th Street, NW
Washington , DC, 20006

Phone: 1-800-733-2767

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Tour the National Headquarters:

The Red Cross welcomes you to visit the historic National Headquarters located at 430 17th Street, Washington, DC 20006. The building, which was designated a National Historical Landmark in 1965, houses art and artifacts by well-know artists acquired by the American Red Cross since its formal inception in 1881. At the forefront of this collection are Tiffany windows designed and constructed by the renowned studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of the New York City jeweler. The three-paneled stained glass windows were commissioned in 1917.

Schedule a tour:

To schedule a tour, please contact the American Red Cross at tours@redcross.org. Please note the following:

>  The National Headquarters is a working office building and all visitors are required to show identification. In addition, guests may be subject to additional security screening.
>  Please schedule in advance. For security reasons, we cannot accommodate tours larger than 15 people.
>  The Tiffany windows may not always be available for viewing due to business events scheduled in the room.
>  Only limited street parking is available
>  Nearest Metro: Farragut West (blue and orange lines), Farragut North (red line).
>  Handicap accessible from E Street parking lot.
>  Tour schedule is subject to changes or cancellation.
>  Closed most federal holidays.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross, founded by Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances in Washington, DC on May 21, 1881, shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generousity of the American public to perform its mission.

Questions or concerns can be directed to tours@redcross.org or you may call 202-303-4233.

Free guided tours of the National Headquarters at 430 17th Street, NW, are offered Wednesdays and Fridays 10 am, and 2 pm by reservation only.


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