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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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The information was out standing. Loved the house n the tour. They staff gave sum good knowledge of... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen C
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Exceptional perspective on history

I have been here three different times in the past 4 years and am always impressed. This is a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 days ago

The information was out standing. Loved the house n the tour. They staff gave sum good knowledge of the home.

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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your feedback! We enjoyed sharing Mrs. Bethune home with you by providing a guided tour!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been here three different times in the past 4 years and am always impressed. This is a snapshot of history. Admission is free - donations are GENUINELY APPRECIATED (which is unusual these days) Bethune Cookman is a very well groomed and maintained campus...More

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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your feedback! We enjoyed sharing Mrs. Bethune home and legacy with you during a guided tour.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Learnt so much about Mary Bethune. What an inspiring person. The university near the house was so beautiful.

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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your feedback! It was a joy to provide a guided tour of Mrs. Bethune home and her legacy!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed myself, I didn't know all Ms. Bethune did until coming here. This was a wonderful trip.

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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the feedback. It was a joy sharing Mrs. Bethune home and legacy by providing a guided tour.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always love visiting sights of African American history. My wife and I visited on Tuesday June 5th and enjoyed it very much. Our tour guide was great and she was very patient to allow us time to read and explore. Will be returning soon. Would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My granddaughter will began attending in the fall. She's very nervous and I felt like the tour was both rewarding and informative of what to expect. Disappointed in not being able to visit the dorms or a dorm. So she could have been familiar with...More

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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the feedback! Please contact our Admissions office regarding a University tour which includes the housing. It was a joy to share Mrs. Bethune home and legacy with you during the guided tour experience!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable about Mary Bethune and her home. The Guid shared Info thatI did not know. I would highly recommend the tour to to everyone.

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

Thank you for the feedback! We truly enjoyed providing a guided tours to our guest abour Mrs. Bethune and her home.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

This was a very educational experience to learn about a African American woman achieving her dream to educate others.

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Mary B, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback! It was an honor to share Mrs. Bethune home with you as your tour guide.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

This was one of the most exciting tour I have taken. Our tour guide (Ms. MBC) was excellent and very informative. I learned lot!

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Mary B, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback! We enjoyed providing a guided tour of Mrs. Bethune home to you.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

The tour guide was very enjoyably informative on the life of Mary Bethune and the house was very modern for its time

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Mary B, Public Relations Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

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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
20 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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