Basic Information

1318 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

From Baltimore and Points North: Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway south to US Route 50 west (which becomes New York Avenue). Take New York Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue and continue west. Turn right onto 13th Street. Go one block and turn left onto 'N' Street. Go another block and turn right onto Vermont Avenue. 1318 is one half block up the street on the left. Street parking is limited and restricted. Please read the street signs carefully.

Winter: Temperatures usually range from 30 to 50 F. There is occasional snow. Spring: Temperatures usually range widely from 40 to 70 F. Rain is common. Summer: Temperatures usually range from 70 to 90 F. Humidity is usually high. Be prepared and drink plenty of water. There is a water fountain in the visitor center. Fall: Temperatures usually range widely from 40 to 70 F. Humidity can remain high in the earlier part of the season.

Entrance Fees:

No Fee Required - $0.00

No Fee Required

Entrance Passes:

No Pass Required - $0.00

No Pass Required

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS

Also serves as the satellite visitor's center for the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site (which is currently undergoing rehabilitation and is closed to the public)

National Archives for Black Women's History

The National Archives for Black Women's History documents the legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune. The archives collects materials about and illustrating Mary McLeod Bethune, the National Council of Negro Women, other African American women's organizations, and individuals associated with those organizations. The archives also documents the ongoing preservation and interpretation of the Bethune legacy. Researcher access is by appointment only.


Last updated: November 10, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Capital Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Drive SE

Washington, DC 20020


This phone number is for the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, which also staffs the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.

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