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Booker T. Washington National Monument

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Address: 12130 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, VA 24101
Phone Number: 540-721-2094
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Description: Located in Franklin County, this is the site of the famous educator's...
Located in Franklin County, this is the site of the famous educator's slave cabin and birthplace.
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Lovely Small Monument

Great historical facts. Good movie. Friendly park rangers and volunteers. Small gift store. Located near a lovely lake vacation area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great historical facts. Good movie. Friendly park rangers and volunteers. Small gift store. Located near a lovely lake vacation area.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Unfortunately, we didn't have a lot of time to spend here, which was a shame--there's a nice walking trail that I'm sure would have enhanced our trip here. We were coming down from Staunton--Interstate 81 had construction, and then we got lost in Roanoke--so precious time was lost. (Note: It's not easy to drive from Staunton to this site! Good... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ben and Mrs Too were on the road from the home of Confederate General Jubal A Early near Rocky Mount, Va. to the D-Day Invasion Memorial in Bedford when we passed a National Park Service sign directing us to the Booker T Washington Memorial. Mrs Too was instantly excitedly looking forward to adding another stamp to her bulging National Park... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

From Roanoke, the drive to the Monument is thrilling and exciting if you like narrow, winding mountain roads. (I do.)

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Elmer NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Small museum, 15 minute movie, gift shop and overlook. You can walk around the grounds, see the old cemetery and out buildings. Friendly staff, Allow an 30-60 minutes unless you really want to walk all over the property.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Booker T. Washington National Monument in Hardy is about 60 miles and about a 1¼ hour drive WSW from Lynchburg. It makes a nice daytrip to come here and then have a nice lunch somewhere such as Moosie’s in Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake in nearby Moneta. Hardy is also not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Admission... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Mention Booker T. to me, and the following MG's spring to mind. But this is a different Booker T born in a plantation which has been reconstructed to the character and appearance that the child would be familiar with.... chinked log construction, racks of drying leaves hanging in the tobacco barn, chickens and turkeys wander around freely, and in the... More 

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Well sign posted from Rocky Mount, easy parking. Welcoming, knowledgable and enthusiastic staff. Donations rather than an entrance fee. Modern, indoor facility with a very useful introductory film. We were lucky enough to tag into a tour of the outside with student teachers from the area, given by the chief warden. So followed an indepth, informative and rounded explanation of... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We enjoyed a pleasant visit at this small historical site as we passed through the area. It began as a nice drive through the rural countryside and ended as a very informative glance into the life of a remarkable man who began life as a slave on this site and became a noted educator. It is a remarkably well maintained... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a well maintained historical site with very nice grounds and walking trails. Booker T Washington made amazing contributions to American history. The book store has several resources for those who would like to learn more.

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Additional Information about Booker T. Washington National Monument

Address: 12130 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, VA 24101
Phone Number: 540-721-2094
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hardy
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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