• Carter G Woodson

    Carter G. Woodson Home

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

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The Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site is a new unit of the National Park Service, acquired in 2005. It is in need of rehabilitation and restoration and is closed to the public, however, the public is able to view the outside building facade. The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site serves as the temporary visitor center for the Woodson home.

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Did You Know?

Portrait of a young Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson was born December 19, 1875 in New Canton, Virginia. He was unable to go to school until he moved to Huntington, West Virginia -- when he was 20 years old.