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Booker T. Washington National Monument

12130 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, VA 24101-3968
+1 540-721-2094
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Great place

I was taken here by friends. I learned a lot and will be reading more about him. His birth home was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LesleyAnn7414
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Griswold, Connecticut
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Lots of Walking

Seeing where Booker T. Washington was born and lived there was interesting. The cabin where he... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann J
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Dallas, Texas
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Located in Franklin County, this is the site of the famous educator's slave cabin and birthplace.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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12130 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, VA 24101-3968
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was taken here by friends. I learned a lot and will be reading more about him. His birth home was really well preserved.

Thank LesleyAnn7414
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing where Booker T. Washington was born and lived there was interesting. The cabin where he lived was quite small. The grounds was mowed and managed nicely. There was more buildings to visit, also.

Thank Ann J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had some extra time. I saw that this was nearby so I took a look. The history here is very detailed, and you really see the history as you walk through the structures. It is worth your time.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to reflect on the history of African Americans, education, and agriculture. Beautiful farm site with livestock and small museum gallery to explore. Excellent orientation film is a great way to begin a visit. Short hiking trail available. Very friendly rangers. Would make a...More

Thank regiontravelreturns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booker T. Washington National Monument I was in Roanoke on business and I decided to drive to the Booker T. Washington National Monument during an a morning break. The monument is in the town of Hardy, Franklin County, Virginia about 22 miles southeast of Roanoke...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The National Park Service does its usual sound job describing the man and the location. To get a better understanding of the man, and his drive to succeed, read his autobiography. Make sure your children hear his story of his absolute determination to get an...More

Thank Byron G
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We wanted to go here after visiting The Oaks in Tuskegee. This is a smaller national park site with a visitor center, reconstructed slave cabins and surrounding structures like a smokehouse, barn, etc. There is a short movie about Booker T. Washington then you can...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The Booker T. Washington National monument is on the site of the plantation on which Washington was born into slavery in 1856. The Visitor Center staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and offers excellent advice about the best way to tour the monument. The hiking trails...More

1  Thank LionandProf
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Be sure to watch the video before you walk the property. Seeing all he achieved before walking out and seeing where it all began really makes a difference. Also be sure to walk through the exhibit and see the sculpture.

Thank Viictoria C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Federal Park. Nice Educational /Recreational experience. Daughter loved the close up farm animals, especially Emma the Arthritic Cow. Take in the historic sites, on the acres of land that used to be a plantation. Learn about Booker T. Washington and his life, and trials. The...More

Thank WE273
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