Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

Description And Comments

Sitting at 1318 Vermont Ave is the former home of Mary McLeod Bethune and the current site of the Memorial Museum in her honor. Mary McLeod Bethune was a civil rights leader and educator who founded the National Council of Negro Women in 1935. This house was the headquarters for that vital council throughout her life, developing programs to further the causes of African American women and the community as a whole. The house is open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the last guided tour at 4:00 pm.


1318 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
Logan Circle
McPherson Square

Daily 9am-5pm


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