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 »
Fees & Reservations
There are no fees for touring Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS.
Drop-in visitors are welcome during our open hours.
We request that groups make reservations because space and staff are limited and we need to be able to plan for your visit. Please call 202 673-2402.
The National Archives for Black Women's History is open by appointment only.
Did You Know?
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.