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Mary Bethune Home

Daytona Beach, FL
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A dream come true

I was told by my grandmother when I was a little girl about Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. She Is such an... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Aneysa M
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Corinth, Mississippi
Mary Bethune Home

It was an interesting tour and impressive to learn the campus has grown to 4,000 students because... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
MSchriefer
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The Villages, Florida
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

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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Reviewed 5 days ago

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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Reviewed 6 days ago

The guide was knowledgeable and pleasant providing information about Ms Bethune and her friends and colleagues.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed my visit and I really learned alot . The campus as well as the house was in extraordinary condition and the curator was very knowledgeable about Ms Bethune.

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Beautiful home and our tour guide Dana was very knowledgeable on the history of Mary Bethune's life and home.

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the feedback! It was a pleasure providing a guided tour of Mrs. Bethune home.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

The curator was very knowledgeable and thorough during the tour. She provided great details about the home and Ms. Bethune. It was a great experience.

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the feedback! Truly, it was a delight sharing Mrs. Bethune home with you!!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

I was on a short 4-day stay in Daytona Beach, FL with my best friend and we wanted to do something that would be meaningful and we found out that Mary Bethune McLeod's home was close by. I was so excited because I had never...More

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting Mrs. Bethune home. It was a delight to provide a guided tour!

Reviewed 29 July 2017

As a graduate of an HBCU I was intrigued to hear of the wonderful work of this woman. Ive had many history lessons about her, but to experience and walk through her home was an honor. Very insightful and awesome. Out guide was great !!!!...More

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! Truly, we enjoyed sharing Mrs. Bethune home with you and talking about her life.

Reviewed 27 July 2017

My family visited the Mary Bethune Home in Daytona Beach, Fla. during our extended family vacation. We especially wanted our youngest daughter (who is a high school senior) to visit the home and read first-hand of the amazing accomplishments of this outstanding African American female....More

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you so much for the feedback! Truly, we enjoy sharing Mrs. Bethune home and talking about her life with guest.

Reviewed 26 July 2017

The tour was awesome -- very insightful, and able to learn more about Ms. Bethune and her local, state and global impact. Would recommend for anyone in the area -- especially if you would like to learn beyond what is taught in traditional history class!!!

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Ashley R, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We truly enjoyed sharing Mrs. Bethune home with you.

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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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