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    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 »

For Kids

The National Park Service offers a number of opportunities for young people all ages to learn more about the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site. In addition to our Junior Ranger program, we also have Student Packets available for students who have been assigned school projects on Mary McLeod Bethune to provide more information on her life and accomplishments.

Did You Know?

Mary McLeod Bethune pins a corsage on Eleanor Roosevelt.

Eleanor Roosevelt twice came to Daytona Beach, Florida, as the guest of Mary McLeod Bethune. She stayed in Mrs. Bethune's home on the campus of the Bethune-Cookman College.