This “On the Map” page features information about visiting the Frederick Douglass National Site in Washington, D.C. It is a companion page to a Nerd Trips blog post.
They are both renowned musicians of their time and they lived in neighboring houses more than two centuries apart! This page offers details about visiting the Handel-Hendrix House in London
One of America’s Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin actually lived in London for nearly 16 years, and he had a quite a time. You’ll find the Ben Franklin House very near some famous London landmarks, just off Trafalgar Square on Craven Street. This page provides information on admissions and suggestions regarding food and bathrooms.
The 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
12130 Booker T. Washington National Highway
Hardy, VA 24101
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).
The Dickinson-Hannig Muesum in Austin tells the story of Susanna Dickinson, one of the most famous survivors of the Alamo. She lived quite an amazing life. The museum sits next to the O.Henry house.
Located in Baltimore just a short distance from the Inner Harbor, the Star Spangled Banner Flag House and Visitors Center features displays about the making of the massive 42′ X 32′ flag of 15 stripes and 15 stars that flew above Ft. McHenry during the famous battle that inspired our national anthem.