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Booker T Washington National Monument, VA

National Park Service

Overview

On April 5, 1856, Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the 207-arce farm of James Burroughs. After the Civil War, Washington became the first principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School. Later as an adviser, author and orator, his past would influence his philosophies as the most influential African American of his era. Come explore his birthplace.

Recreational Activities:

  • HIKING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

Booker T. Washington National Monument
12130 Booker T. Washington Highway
Hardy,VA,24101
Email: betsy_haynes@nps.gov

Directions:

Plane
Air service is available to both Roanoke, VA (25 miles from the park) and Lynchburg, VA (50 miles from the park).

Car
The park is located in Franklin County, VA, 16 miles northeast of Rocky Mount, VA via VA 40E and VA 122N; 25 miles southeast of Roanoke, VA via US 220S, VA 40E, and VA 122N; and 50 miles southwest of Lynchburg, VA via US 460W and VA 122S.

Public Transportation
Public transportation to the park is not available. A personal or rental vehicle is required.

 

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