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Mary Bethune Home

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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 4 weeks ago
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A walk thru history

My wife and I were very impressed with the knowledge and personality of our tour guide. She really... read more

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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

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 5 weeks ago

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 15 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 8 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 13 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 27 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 27 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 6 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.

Reviewed 4 July 2018

Visiting the home of Mary Bethune was an excellent educational experience. The students hosting the tours were well versed in the history of Bethune and her legacy. My family and I really enjoyed seeing the home and learning it’s history.

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Mary B, Front Office Manager at Mary Bethune Home, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. It was a delight sharing Mrs. Bethune home and legacy during the guided tour.

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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
16 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
21 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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