Plan Your Visit

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site has much to offer visitors. From tours of the historic Council House, to special programs about the history of women's rights and civil rights in America.

 
Who was Mrs. Bethune?

Who was Mary McLeod Bethune?

Mary McLeod Bethune was a world-renowned educator, civil rights champion, leader of women, and presidential adviser.

Desk and chairs

The Council House

About the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

House interior with chairs and piano

Fire Suppression Project

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House is temporarily closed for construction.

Come explore activities and ranger led tours

Things to Do

Come explore activities and ranger led tours

Bethune speaks into a microphone

News

The latest news from Mary McLeod Bethune NHS.

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Archives for Black Women's History

Mary McLeod Bethune collected and preserved African American women's history. The NPS preserves this collection.

Last updated: July 28, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Capital Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Drive SE

Washington, DC 20020

Phone:

202-426-5961
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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