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Booker T. Washington National Monument

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Address: 12130 Booker T Washington Hwy, Hardy, VA 24101-3968
Phone Number: +1 540-721-2094
09:00 - 17:00
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Located in Franklin County, this is the site of the famous educator's slave...

Located in Franklin County, this is the site of the famous educator's slave cabin and birthplace.

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We love Booker T Washington Park. We visit several times a year and always learn something different. It's such a beautiful park!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
Roanoke, Virginia
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We drove from Roanoke to see this Park. It's a little out of the way and our GPS seemed to take us out there via some small 2-lane roads. Booker T. was born a slave but after the Emancipation, his family moved to West Virginia where he strived to get an education. He attended the Hampton Institute and later returned... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We love Booker T Washington Park. We visit several times a year and always learn something different. It's such a beautiful park!

Thank crystalwing33
Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Monument is former farm that Booker T. lived on and worked at. The video was very informative. The kids liked the interactive exhibits. Grounds were neat saw a variety of animals that would be found on a traditional farm. Probably set aside one hour for this stop if you are not going to walk the several mile nature trail along... More 

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Hardy, Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a small park, but has a lovely trail that follows a creek much of the way. You are able to see the farm animals up close. Very knowledgeable, friendly staff. Great for a short stopover or a morning/afternoon activity. Free admission!

Thank foodexplorer2014
Danville, Virginia
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131 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

There really isn't too much to this park. There is a short orientation movie and a small museum relating things about slavery in general as well as facts about BTW. The grounds have trails winding around a few reproductions of the buildings that once stood there. The place was a small, hard scrabble farm, not in any way a plantation.... More 

Thank Dini35
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent experience. Well worth stopping. We saw an informative 12 minute film and toured the museum. Staff was helpful and informative.

Thank Kim T
Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Love the interaction with the people and animals.the lobby has a little museum, Trails to walk it's really nice.

Thank Diana C
Norfolk, Virginia
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52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Interesting visit to a national icon, a former slave who became an advocate for learning, for education of the black people of the US. Our kids US school education teaches us a number of "Saeulenheilige" as we call them, of the US history per year and he should definitely be one of them! Besides the park information center there is... More 

Thank Christina O
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We stopped by the Booker T. Washington National Monument as more of a curiosity because we had not previously known of his roots in Franklin County. It has now become a must stop. The telling of his story - from slavery to educational leader - was tremendous. Furthermore, the rendering of the concepts of slavery and the Civil War for... More 

Thank wonkavator
Falls Church, Virginia
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This National Park is free to visit & well maintained giving visitors first hand look at a middle class type farm life during the Civil War. The front desk volunteer was helpful and explained the layout of the property, buildings, gardens, interactive children's exhibit & brief history of Booker T Washington who was born here & left as a child.... More 

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