Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy

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In April 1856, Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the 207-acre farm of James Burroughs. After the Civil War, Washington became founder and first principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School. Later as an adviser, author and orator, his past would influence his philosophies as the most influential African American of his era. Come explore his birthplace.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 Ra...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • This is a great landmark to visit. It is very humbling and it's incredible to see how far America has come as a society, and how much there is yet to do. Booker T. Washington dreamt of a future where both races would be able to work together with a focus on education. I highly recommend taking the time to come here to be in the shoes of one of the most prominent and influential figures in the civil war era.
  • Very informational in a beautiful setting. It rained while we were there but this is definitely something I would recommend. And, it's free.
  • Great learning experience. Many would learn a great deal by visiting. Historically well maintained.
  • Amazing sights and historical facts. Brittany was very knowledgeable about Booker T Washington & family!
  • Excellent staff and very informative! I can't wait to get my nieces involved in the junior ranger activities!
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