Guided Tours

Boardroom Conference Table
Original Boardroom Conference Table and Chairs where the National Council of Negro Women met, strategized, and hosted formal dinners and receptions for heads of state from all over the world.

NPS Photo

Rangers guide interpretive tours of the house on Thursdays and Fridays at the times listed below. Tours will be offered beginning at 9:45 am and will be given every thirty minutes, with the exception of 12-1 pm, and the last tour will occur at 4 pm.

  • 9:45 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm


  • The site is not physically accessible. The second floor of the home can only be reached by climbing the stairs.
  • Visitors cannot join a tour after it has begun.
  • Strollers and large bags are not allowed in the historic house.
  • Eating, drinking, chewing gum, and smoking are not allowed in the historic house.
  • To make reservations for a group larger than 20 visitors, please email Please allow a us a couple of days to respond back to you.

Last updated: October 26, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
1318 Vermont Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20005


771-208-1593 is the main telephone number for the site, 771-208-1583 is the telephone number to the Ranger Offices

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