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Mary Bethune Home

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Address: Daytona Beach, FL
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The home of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune is located on the campus of...

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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Bethune Visit for the family from Ga

Great visit! Very educational, informative. Didn't know much about her, but I feel the house and knowledge shared she was a great and blessed women to know. Honoured to be apart

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visit! Very educational, informative. Didn't know much about her, but I feel the house and knowledge shared she was a great and blessed women to know. Honoured to be apart

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family (Harrison's) visited this home ang D gravesite during our reunion and found this to be one of the BEST tours to visit in Daytona Beach. Lots of knowledge gained and an unbelievable insight into the life of Mary McCloud Bethune. It was a well organized tour administered by the personnel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It only took one woman that thought about many young people.A vision that no one could stop or destroy. Because she loved people.

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Dallas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I had never heard of her or the university so the tour was very informative and I had a wonderful time. I would like to go back when I have more time to tour the university.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We walked in and were immediately assigned a student tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about Dr. Bethune's life. The furnishings, all original are beautiful. There are lots of photographs and magazines that give a lot of history about Dr. Bethune's life. There are several local restaurants, namely, Bethune Grill and another directly across the street from Bethune.s that offer... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I've visited more than once and each time I've learned new fascinating details about Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. The home is well-maintained and the tour is very informative. We had two tour guides, one for downstairs and one for up. My only recommendation would be for the tour guides to slow down a little when talking. The first guide talked... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The tour was inspirational, educational and a warm campus welcome embraced us when we arrived. Mary Bethune Home was beautiful and filled with rich history to encourage other to dream bigger than the sky. Compliments go to our tour guides and Ms. Janice McIntosh, Campus Tour Coordinator and her staff, along with the friendly smiles and waves were received from... More 

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Ashley R, Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Mrs. Bethune home. Indeed, it is a delight for us everyday to share Mrs. Bethune home to guest! May God bless, The Bethune Foundation staff More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

for people that are historians and love historic places and people that have shaped our history . and would be a great educational place for children

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Ashley R, Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your time with us by visiting Mrs. Bethune home. Warm Regards, The Bethune Foundation staff More 

SEFFNER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This tour was very educational and inspiring, I really enjoyed learning about how the university started.

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Ashley R, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune home. Truly, we enjoyed sharing with you the wonderful facts about her home and history. Regards, The Bethune Foundation Staff More 

Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We had a great tour guide...a Senior student from the University. This is a very well preserved home of Mrs. Bethune. It was a free tour and we learned about the history of the University.

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Ashley R, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and allowing us to share the history and beauty of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune home. We have the BEST job ever and enjoy sharing history about our Founder! The Bethune Foundation Staff More 

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