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Booker T. Washington National Monument

Booker T. Washington National Monument

  • Author: Nerd Trips
  • Date Posted: May 18, 2014
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  • Address: 12130 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, VA 24101

egypt2 550The Booker T. Washington National Monument in southwest Virginia is part of the National Park System, so admission is free. The park features a reconstructed cabin like the one where Washington lived with his family on the small farm where he was born.

The park is still a small farm with chickens, horses, cows, sheep and other animals.  There are also walking trails you can explore.

Throughout your visit, you’ll learn about Washington’s amazing life and how he overcame many hardships to become a national leader in civil rights and education.

Booker T. Washington National Monument

http://www.nps.gov/bowa/index.htm

12130 Booker T. Washington National Highway

Hardy, VA 24101

540-721-2094

We have two posts about this location: Part One & Part Two

Booker T. Washington doll purchased in the gift shop. The tag has lots of information about Booker T. Washington's life

Booker T. Washington doll purchased in the gift shop. The tag has lots of information about Booker T. Washington’s life

Nerd Trips ABCs

Admission fee: It’s a national park, it’s free.

Bathrooms: Decent, not dazzling

Concessions/food: None. There was a picnic area.

Cars/getting there: You have to drive to get there, plenty of parking. Check the website for directions. There is no public transportation.

Coffee cups (aka souvenirs): There is a decent gift shop. Along with postcards, I picked up a Booker T. Washington doll (On this same trip, picked up Woodrow Wilson and Thomas Jefferson dolls).

 

 

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