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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 »

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with our last guided tour at 4:00 p.m.. We encourage groups of 10 or more to call and make a reservation.

We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

 
The National Archives for Black Women's History is open by appointment only. Please follow the link for more information.

Did You Know?

The Bethune-Cookman College Logo and Wildcat Mascot

In 1904, Mary McLeod Bethune opened a small school in Daytona Beach, Florida, with five girls and one dollar and fifty cents. That school developed into Bethune-Cookman University. Today, the university has over 3,060 students enrolled. More...