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Booker T. Washington National Monument

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Fourth Visit in Six Months with Visiting Friends & Family

Each time we go I learn additional history. The Staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable. Will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Forrest B
Amazing history!

The staff is courteous and knowledgeable! Interesting self guided tour and movie on Booker T... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bonita Springs, Florida
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“farm animals”(11 reviews)
“small farm”(4 reviews)
“tobacco barn”(4 reviews)
Located in Franklin County, this is the site of the famous educator's slave cabin and birthplace.
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12130 Booker T Washington Hwy, Hardy, VA 24101-3968
+1 540-721-2094
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time we go I learn additional history. The Staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable. Will be sharing with future Friends and Family visiting!

Thank Forrest B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is courteous and knowledgeable! Interesting self guided tour and movie on Booker T. Also a nice gift shop. The grounds are immense and you can take a nice hike (dogs allowed). A nice easy walk! There are also animals to see - some...More

Thank fjoef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the saddest Story Ever Told! Do not miss this place. So full of History, charm, and Beauty! If Ranger Britney does not get employee of the year this year, I don't know what that head Ranger is thinking! We enjoyed our time with her...More

Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the movie at the visitor center. This is a working farm with animals, a garden, and tobacco is growing. Quotes from Washington, understanding what he had a grow up with, his dreams, and ambitions, I got a better understanding of the man who...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I learned a lot and it was a wonderful time. Beautiful grounds. Insightful materials. The site was kept in an amazing condition. The animals were a nice touch as well.

1  Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The birthplace of one of this country's major Black educators and political leaders was born on this site, the cabin intact. A major plus of our visit was the incredibly knowledgeable National Park Ranger, a graduate of the University of North Carolina where she majored...More

1  Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 4 January 2018

My wife and I visited the Monument while vacationing at Smith Mountain lake State Park. The visitors center was wonderful. The movie was well done and I learned a lot about Booker Washington. We were assisted by a park volunteer who volunteers on Thursday. She...More

1  Thank Quintin T
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I stopped by the Booker T. Washington Park while I was in town visiting family and was impressed by how well-maintained it was and how much information was available. Great visitors center with a good intro film for those who are interested. For the more...More

Thank CeliacExplorer
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The grounds are well kept, the guides knowledgeable and friendly. There is also a very informative film. Make sure you take the time to view it along with the gallery of information before venturing out to the grounds. Lots of walking and a few animals...More

1  Thank HavingfunfromNC
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My husband I hadn't been here in 20 years and we really enjoyed the visitor center. It was nicely done and they had several exhibits to read and listen to. They also had a theater that told some of the history of Booker T Washington....More

1  Thank doupnikka
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