Archives Relocated to Museum Resource Center
The National Park Service (NPS) has relocated the National Archives for Black Women’s History collection from Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site to the NPS’s Museum Resource Center in Landover, Maryland. More »
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?
In 1944, Mary McLeod Bethune became the leader of the Women's Army for National Defense, a black women's organization founded to "...share in this fight for democracy..., and to provide an instrument through which African American women could serve in this great crisis, with dignity and pride...."