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.
Did You Know?
In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Mary McLeod Bethune to be Director of the Office of Negro Affairs, National Youth Administration. With this appointment, Mary McLeod Bethune became the first African American woman to head a U.S. Federal Government agency.