Special Event


Bethune Birthday Bus Tour

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site



Dates & Times


Saturday, July 8, 2023


9:00 AM


6 hours

Type of Event

Bus Tour
Children’s Program
Guided Tour


In honor of the 148th Anniversary of the Birth of Mary McLeod Bethune, join us on this exciting, ranger-led Bus Tour and learn more about her remarkable life and influence in Washington, D.C., and how the NCNW was involved in the planning of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which was held 60 years ago.

Stops to include:

  • Special U.S. Capitol Tour to see Bethune’s statue in Statuary Hall.
  • Wreath Laying at Bethune Memorial in Lincoln Park
  • Retrace the historic march route of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by bus
  • March on Washington ranger program at the Lincoln Memorial

Reservations are required (Tours limited to 100 people or 50 per bus). Email reservation requests to BethuneNHS@nps.gov.

Reservation or Registration: Yes

Reservations are required. Email reservation requests to BethuneNHS@nps.gov