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12 Oct 2017
“Beautiful Architecture ”
9 Feb 2017
“Decent site”
Home of the founder and the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women.
1318 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3607
Logan Circle/ Shaw
+1 202-673-2402
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House is quant and worth visiting just for the architecture let alone the deep history about her work! I suggest the tour.

Thank ProfAragon
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service preserves the home of Mary McLeod Bethune and commemorates her life and the service of the National Council of Negro Women. It's a pretty quick tour, and while there's nothing particularly noteworthy, it's interesting to...More

Thank RunrDave
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House is located on Vermont Avenue near Logan Circle. It is also a stop of historic Logan circle self-guided tour. The house is preserved to honor Mary McLeod Bethune; a renowned black educator and politician. The house has long history...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I visited the Mary McLeod Bethune House and was so inspired. She was so influential to Black women and Black people as a whole. She dedicated her life to educating, encouraging, fighting for rights and building relationships to continue that work. It was on my...More

Thank FrugaliciousDiva
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We rang the buzzer and announced our arrival. A young man welcomed us and told us about the two floors that were open to the public. There's a gift store, and a video with exceptionally clear audio of a speech that Mrs. Bethune had given....More

Thank AnoraMcGaha
Reviewed 29 October 2016

What a brilliant woman Mary must have been! A visionary whose ideas and influence were "beyond her time". Adviser to four US Presidents, and founder of a school (she convinced Rockefeller to serve on the board) and organizer of women, civil rights leaders and entertainment...More

Thank creativecrew
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator, school founder, and civil rights activist as an African-American advisor to presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. Her house in Washington, D.C. is a national historic site and a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The Council House is quite small and infrequently visited, which is a shame as it is informative, inspirational and eye-opening. Learned a lot here, which always endears me to a place.

Thank bob_ontheroad
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Thus is a bit off the beaten path and i do not think they get a great many visitors. Too bad because it was very interesting to hear the story about the leading Afro-American educator and all the great work she did. This is a...More

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Park Service guide gave a very informative talk before we toured the house. Gift shop has small but excellent selection of books for all ages, plus other non-book gifts. I learned lots here that was missing from textbooks or simply not emphasized in school when...More

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