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
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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).