Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy

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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  • The Visitor’s Center and Theater orients you to the history of the struggles and successes of Booker T. Washington. Only a few of the buildings remain. There is an optional, 1.5 mile path through the ...  more »
  • Wonderful place! Educational, historical and beautiful. If you're into this type of stop you really need to spend a visit there. They also do historical reenactments a couple of times a year if you ha...  more »
  • AWESOME!!!!😄 Been some years since I've been but was truly impress with how the Monument have grown since then. Beautiful grounds to visit, to learn & awesome folks working there passing on Mr. Washington knowledge. Love our History - 4/2019
  • Great National Monument & well-worth the visit! Short film & walks, plus a fun Junior Ranger program. Brittany was the ranger on duty when we visited the morning of July 4th - there could be NO BETTER ranger found anywhere in the NP system. So energetic & knowledgeable. She made our visit even better - we hope that some day she is a superintendent at a national park site. Go Brittany!

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