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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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Walking in the steps of a legend

While on a Spring Break trip to Daytona, we visited the Mary McLeod Bethune Home and office of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bonnie29609
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Greenville, South Carolina
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The house and grounds are attractive and well maintained and her testing place is peaceful. It is... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
islandgirlWisconsin
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Wisconsin
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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 2 weeks ago

While on a Spring Break trip to Daytona, we visited the Mary McLeod Bethune Home and office of the Mary Bethune Foundation. Before entering the home, we spent a few moments at the grave of Dr. Bethune. We entered the home and were greeted by...More

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Mary B, Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are always excited to have guest visit Mrs. Bethune home. Thank you for the opportunity to share Mrs. Bethune home and legacy with you.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

The house and grounds are attractive and well maintained and her testing place is peaceful. It is NOT open during spring break. It reopens 3/19

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We had a lovely private tour from a well-informed docent. I knew so little about Mary McLeod Bethune but this tour helped me understand what an amazing and inspiring woman she was. I wish everyone would find their way to this beautiful house and learn...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you want to learn a lot of US and African American history you must visit the home of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Looking for something to do in the area & came across this home with it’s authentic furnishings. Our student guide was informative & polite. We learned a lot about the home, it’s history, Dr. Bethune & her interests & activities. Home tour was free but...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This student-led tour of Mary’s Home was a great time of enjoying her life via the physical space of the house as well as the artifacts.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Greatly appreciated the tour and the historical aspect of the home. Left campus feeling inspired by the story and life of Mary Bethune.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The tour guide was knowledgeable, courteous and pleasant. This was a very impacting and encouraging tour.

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you for sharing feedback! It was a delight to provide a guided tour for you!

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Private guided tour, learned something inspiring. Legacy of one determined woman. Historic home. Excellent student guide. Highly recommend.

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you so much for providing feedback! It was a joy sharing Mrs. Bethune home with you.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

It was a very good experience I learned so much about the history my sister graduated in 1999 .And I would be over joyed if he chooses to attend after he graduates high school in May.

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you for sharing feedback and it was a delight providing a guided tour of Mrs. Bethune home with you!

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mhsmall
21 March 2016|
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Response from ChelleBelle294 | Reviewed this property |
We called ahead to make sure a tour was available. The tour took about 45 minutes. We took our time & asked questions. FYI ~ you are not permitted to take pictures in the house.
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lilavet
15 January 2016|
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Response from RippleManatee | Reviewed this property |
there is no fee to tour the house. 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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