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Mary Bethune Home, Daytona Beach

The Mary McLeod Bethune Home is a historic home in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is located on the Bethune-Cookman University campus. It was designated a United States National Historic Landmark in 1974, for its association with the life of Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator and civil rights leader.The house itself "is of no architectural significance" and "is a simple two-story frame structure of a domestic style common to the 1920s." It closed in 2006 for significant $720,000 renovation and conservation, and reopened in April 2011.The house is operated as a museum. A brick structure added to the house serves as an archive of Mary McLeod Bethune papers.
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  • Great information on the home and May Bethune. Our tour guide was wonderful; she was very knowledgeable, pleasant and ready to answer any questions, and she gave us adequate time to view the home with...  more »
  • The Mary McLeod Bethune Home located on the campus of Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Fl., is a must see for everyone, especially those interested in the history of our country. I visited t...  more »
  • What a wonderful piece of history. She was an extraordinary woman. I had been reading a book about her before or visit to Florida. I look forward to finishing it. Love that the students are the guides...  more »

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