Booker T. Washington National Monument

Dr. Booker T. Washington
reconstructed kitchen cabin
back of kitchen cabin and smokehouse
horses
chickens roosting
cow
pigs
park entrance in the fall
Dr. Booker T. Washington
Dr. Booker T. Washington
Address
12130 Booker T. Washington Highway
Hardy, VA 24101
Region Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality Franklin County
Phone: (540) 721-2094
Fax: (540) 721-5128
Email betsy_haynes@nps.gov
Website www.nps.gov/bowa

The park is the site of famed educator, orator, and presidential advisor, Booker T. Washington's birth, early life, and emancipation. Washington's ideas about education, race, and labor were shaped on this tobacco plantation. The park is one of the few places where one can see how slavery and the plantation system worked on a smaller scale. It provides a focal point for discussion about one of the most powerful African Americans in history and the evolving context of race in American society.  Groups of 10 or more should contact the park to reserve a guided tour when staff is available. A quarterly calendar of events is available upon request. The park's visitor center contains exhibits on Washington's life and legacy and offers an audio-visual program interpreting his career and accomplishments.




Last Updated: 3/17/2015 2:57 PM
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