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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 »

Park Planning

General Management Plan

General management plans are required for each unit of the national park system. The purpose of this general management plan is to provide a clearly defined direction for visitor use and resource preservation and to provide a basic foundation for decision making and managing the national historic site for the next 10 to 15 years.

Download the General Management Plan in PDF format (3.72 MB).

 
 

Request for nominations for the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Advisory Commission.

The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for appointment to the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Advisory Commission. The Commission was authorized on December 11, 1991, by Section 4 of the 102, for the purpose of advising the Secretary of the Interior. The commission shall meet and consult on matters relating to the management and development of the historic site as often as necessary, but at least semiannually. Please click the link above for more details.

Did You Know?

The Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial, Lincoln Park, Washington, DC

The Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Statue, in Lincoln Park in Washington, DC, was the first statue erected to a woman or African American of honor. The 17-foot-high bronze statue shows Bethune handing off her sum of learning to two children, representing the next generation of African Americans.