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 »
Front Facade Restoration Work
Through March 2014, exterior historic restoration work will be underway on the front facade. The contractors will be repairing and replacing rotten wood fixtures identified by NPS historic preservation architects. When visiting the home please use caution
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. We encourage visitors to call ahead to schedule tours in advance.
During the summer months (April 1 - October 31), the Council House is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with the last tour of the day beginning at 4:00pm.
During the winter months (November 1 - March 31), the Council House is open from 9:00am to 4:30pm, with the last tour of the day beginning at 3:30pm.
We are also 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?
Mary McLeod Bethune was invited by President Dumarsais Estimé of the President of Haïti to celebrate the 1949 Haïtian Exposition. She became the first woman to be given the Medal of Honor and Merit, Haïti's highest award.