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Mary Bethune Home

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Our twins enjoyed adding this stop to our itinerary during our review of colleges in Georgia. We... read more

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Always heard of Bethune Cookman but never really knew about the history. Go to Daytona. Florida... read more

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Reviewed 21 August 2018
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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 yesterday

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.

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Reviewed 21 August 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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Reviewed 20 August 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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Reviewed 14 August 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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Reviewed 9 August 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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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

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

Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

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

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

Reviewed 12 July 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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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

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

Reviewed 10 July 2018

A student-led tour of the home provided excellent information about Mary McLeod Bethune, the history of the university and historical facts about the relationship between Dr. Bethune and well-known philanthropists, educators, businessmen/women, and civil servants.

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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

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

Reviewed 10 July 2018

This historical home is worth a visit but try to get the docent tour to learn the history. There is also a museum on the second floor that gives the history if you like to read the details. There is also an audio tour available...More

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

Thank you for the feedback.

Reviewed 5 July 2018

This was my first time visiting I knew a little about her. But found out that she was much more than just an educator... she was on a special cabinet board appointed by the President Roosevelt and was very good friends you could say best...More

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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

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

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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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