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Mary Bethune Home

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3012
+1 386-481-2000
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I found the tour of the foundation home to be very informative. The tour guide was kind, thorough... read more

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Port Allen, Louisiana
Mary McCloud Bethune Home

Great information on the home and May Bethune. Our tour guide was wonderful; she was very... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cynthia T
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Lake city, United States
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The home of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune is located on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University, which she founded in 1904. Formerly known as "The Retreat," her home is now known as the Bethune Foundation and features precious pieces including her original library, furniture, photos and family heirlooms. Visitors who came during Dr. Bethune's time include Langston Hughes (Harlem Renaissance writer), Jackie Robinson (baseball legend) and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Come walk in the steps of the presidential advisor, international civil rights activist and college president!
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640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3012
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I found the tour of the foundation home to be very informative. The tour guide was kind, thorough and very interactive with guest.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great information on the home and May Bethune. Our tour guide was wonderful; she was very knowledgeable, pleasant and ready to answer any questions, and she gave us adequate time to view the home without rushing us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mary McLeod Bethune Home located on the campus of Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Fl., is a must see for everyone, especially those interested in the history of our country. I visited the home as part of a group of forty and we were...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful piece of history. She was an extraordinary woman. I had been reading a book about her before or visit to Florida. I look forward to finishing it. Love that the students are the guides in the house. Our guide was knowledgeable and...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Enjoyed the Mary Bethume Home tour immensely. So much important history and style that I had never learned about previously. Bethume was truly a remarkable educator, humanitarian, negotiator, speaker and leader who touched and influenced the lives of both the rich, famous, prestigious as well...More

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a delight reading your response. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to provide a guided tour of Mrs. Bethune home.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

My granddaughter is a freshman here at this prestigious university: we feel like this journey will inlighten us all .

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response! It was a delight providing a guided tour of Mrs. Bethune home.

Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were met by an exuberant and very knowledgeable and proud student. We learned things we did not know about Dr. Bethune and her relationship with many significant patrons for her cause. I was so impressed that I recommended that my grand-daughter put this school...More

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response! It was a joy providing a guided tour of Mrs. Bethune home.

Reviewed 26 September 2017

I have been so impressed with the upkeep and maintenance of the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Home. It was a pleasure to visit a historical site.

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response. It was a joy sharing a guided tour of Mrs. Bethune home.

Reviewed 20 September 2017

I was told by my grandmother when I was a little girl about Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. She Is such an important part of American History and her work will live on forever. To visit her home now at age 47 was a Birthday gift...More

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a delight sharing Mrs. Bethune home. Thank you for the response!!

Reviewed 20 September 2017

It was an interesting tour and impressive to learn the campus has grown to 4,000 students because of one woman's desire to provide quality education to children.

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response! We enjoyed providing a guided tour of Mrs. Bethune home.

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mhsmall
21 March 2016|
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Response from lindabessjackson |
There are no scheduled tours. You should contact the Bethune House directly to schedule the tour. Our tour was less than one hour, but I think that the length of the tour will depend on your questions and interests.
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lilavet
15 January 2016|
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Response from RippleManatee | Reviewed this property |
The zip code is 32114
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Tellingasiseeit
21 May 2015|
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Response from RippleManatee | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to tour the house. We did not have a reservation when we toured the house. Perhaps we were just lucky and it was open for tours.
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