The Hall of Philosophy

The Hall of Philosophy (HM1YPF)

Location: Glen Echo, MD 20812 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 57.998', W 77° 8.424'

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Glen Echo Park

If you were in this spot in 1891, you would have seen a two-story building nestled in trees overlooking the Potomac River and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The Hall of Philosophy was part of the National Chautauqua Assembly at Glen Echo, which offered classes in science, art, languages, and literature.

The main lecture hall in the Hall of Philosophy seated 400 people. Many prominent scholars and social leaders gave lectures there. On August 1, 1891 hundreds of attendees gathered at a reception to honor neighbor and Founder of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton. Miss Barton was also President of the Chautauqua's Women's Executive Committee.

Her home, now a National Historic Site, is just footsteps away. Continue to follow the footsteps along the trail to learn more about the shy farm girl from Massachusetts who devoted her life to human welfare and the advancement of social reforms and who gained fame throughout the world.
Placed ByThe National Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314562 N 4315252
Decimal Degrees38.96663333, -77.14040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.998', W 77° 8.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 59.88" N, 77° 8' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Clara Barton Pkwy, Glen Echo MD 20812, US
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