Front Facade Restoration Work
Through March 2014, exterior historic restoration work will be underway on the front facade. The contractors will be repairing and replacing rotten wood fixtures identified by NPS historic preservation architects. When visiting the home please use caution
On-street parking is limited, public transportation suggested. Nearest Metros are the U Street and McPherson Square stations. Please be aware street sweeping occurs on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30am, further limiting parking during that time. More »
Frequently Asked Questions
Did Mary McLeod Bethune live in the Council House?
Is the house in its original condition?
Where is Mary McLeod Bethune buried?
How old was Mary McLeod Bethune when she died?
What happened to Mary McLeod Bethune's husband?
How many children did she have?
Are there any members of her family who are still alive?
Where is her college? How big is Bethune-Cookman College now?
Where is the current headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)?
Did You Know?
On April 25, 1945, W.E.B. DuBois, eminent sociologist at Atlanta University, Walter White of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Mary McLeod Bethune were sent to San Francisco by President Harry S Truman as consultants to the organizing meeting of the United Nations.