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Mary Bethune Home

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Slice of Old Daytona History

A wonderfully restored and well kept exhibit of past local history. Mary Mc Leod Bethune a well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
andy w
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Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
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Very interesting piece of history. Original home with original furnishings. Students act as... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
dnorris2
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Colfax, North Carolina
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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...more
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640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3012
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderfully restored and well kept exhibit of past local history. Mary Mc Leod Bethune a well connected Lady that passed an awful lot to the Daytona area for the benefit of all to come, both to enjoy the knowledge learned in the University she...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

Very interesting piece of history. Original home with original furnishings. Students act as docent to lead you through the home. Tour is free with donations accepted. About a 30 minute tour. Well worth the trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restoration of once Presidential advisor, Founder of Bethune Cookman University and NCNW home. Great tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Our twins enjoyed adding this stop to our itinerary during our review of colleges in Georgia. We gained an improved appreciation for the leadership of Ms. Bethune.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Always heard of Bethune Cookman but never really knew about the history. Go to Daytona. Florida every year as my brother has a timeshare in Daytona Beach. Decided to do something new and was intrigued on what I found online, The tour of the Mary...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

My wife and I were very impressed with the knowledge and personality of our tour guide. She really knew the history of Mary McCloud Bethune ,we learned a lot during our visit highly recommend it if you are visiting Daytona

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

When traveling throughout the U.S., I always try to seek out african american history at the city I'm visiting. On a recent visit to Daytona Beach, my husband and I visited the Mary Bethune Home. The young lady giving the tour was great and provided...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

I did not know anything about Mary Bethune, but my son and I enjoy visiting museums. The tour was a wonderful experience-- totally unexpected in a beach town! Our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable. We really got to know Dr Bethune and learned more about...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

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

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to share detailed information about Ms. Bethune's life.

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

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

Reviewed July 12, 2018

The tour was excellent and informative. I took 14 children on a tour of the campus. The tour is rich in history.

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Date of experience: June 2018
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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

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

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mhsmall
March 20, 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
January 15, 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
May 20, 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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