Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Image Gallery


From Baltimore and Points North: Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway south to US Route 50 west (which becomes New York Avenue). Take New York Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue and continue west. Turn right onto 13th Street. Go one block and turn left onto ‘N’ Street. Go another block and turn right onto Vermont Avenue. 1318 is one half block up the street on the left. Street parking is limited and restricted. Please read the street signs carefully.


(202) 673-2402

Camping Reservations

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District of Columbia Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

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District of Columbia Hiking Trails

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Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Official Website

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Map

Mary McLeod Bethune achieved her greatest recognition at the Washington, DC townhouse that is now this National Historic Site. The Council House was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and was Bethune™s last home in Washington, DC. From here, Bethune and the NCNW spearheaded strategies and developed programs that advanced the interests of African American women.

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