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Booker T. Washington National Monument

12130 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, VA 24101-3968
+1 540-721-2094
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Stepping back in history

The grounds are well kept, the guides knowledgeable and friendly. There is also a very informative... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Cary, North Carolina
Really nice!

My husband I hadn't been here in 20 years and we really enjoyed the visitor center. It was nicely... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Roanoke, Virginia
via mobile
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Located in Franklin County, this is the site of the famous educator's slave cabin and birthplace.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“farm animals” (11 reviews)
“small farm” (4 reviews)
“visitor center” (10 reviews)
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12130 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, VA 24101-3968
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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

Thank HavingfunfromNC
Reviewed 14 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

Thank doupnikka
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds ..very interesting ..the film was very interesting in the Visitor Center and the gentleman working there is friendly and informative .. If you love history this is a must see..bring drinks though..they don't sell them and wear comfortable shoes..

Thank tdallen113
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The birthplace of educator, Booker T. Washington, has been rebuilt (only the original tobacco barn remains). The dwelling where he lived has been recreated so that if you have read his words in "Up from Slavery" you can see what he has described. Take time...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I love going to Booker T Washington National Monument for the great quick and easy Hiking loop around the property. It travels through woods and fields, and by two different streams that have easy access and cooling spots to enjoy. there are always deer, heron,...More

1  Thank Travelinglizarded
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is a very nice, well kept historic site, and I learned a lot about the life of Booker T. Washington. There is a very good movie and a nice little museum, plus the home site. There are farm animals which is very nice. I...More

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The visitor center provides a good overview of his life and accomplishments, but the site leave a lot to be desired. The house that he was born in is a replica as are most of the other buildings. There is no signage to explain what...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Booker T. Washington's beginning years would have never suggested his future greatness. Born into slavery when educating African Americans was illegal, Washington persisted to become one of the most recognized political leaders in the nation. This site offers a wonderful museum and, as usual for...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We learned so much about the life of Booker T. Washington while we were visiting the area. My sister loved it also. With farm animals, small farm and old buildings, it was a good spot to learn. The Visitor Center also had a wonderful film...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I was taken here by friends. I learned a lot and will be reading more about him. His birth home was really well preserved.

Thank LesleyAnn7414
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