• Council House Front Door

    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

    National Historic Site DC

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  • 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 »

  • Parking Advisory

    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 »

Be A Junior Ranger

The Junior Ranger programs began in the parks in the late 60's based upon a model observed in the California State Park System. The program is offered all over the National Park System today. The intention of the program is to introduce youth between the ages of 8–12, to the national parks.

Did You Know?

Vatican City

In 1927, Pope Pius XI granted Mary McLeod Bethune an audience at the Vatican, in Rome, Italy, during her tour of Europe.