From Slave Cabin to the Hall of Fame
On April 5, 1856, Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the 207-arce farm of James Burroughs. After the Civil War, Washington became the 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.
Attention kids of all ages and Teachers! Come and learn all about Booker T. Washington with a school tour!Read More
Putting a Face on Slavery
In 1861, Booker T. Washington was one of the 4,000,000 enslaved people in the 'Land of the Free.' Come learn about Washington's nine-year experience.Read More
Trading Cards for Kids
Discover more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.Read More
Booker T. Washington National Monument is on Facebook. Follow us online!Read More
Come and see the recreated 1850's tobacco farm and learn about the historic breeds of animals that would have been here during Washington's time.Read More
The garden is an example of a typical subsistence garden of piedmont Virginia of the 1850s. Come and learn about the gardening techniques used then.Read More
Did You Know?
The "T" in Booker T. Washington's name stands for Taliaferro. Booker found out later in life his mother had given him this as a last name but he did not describe why. He made it his middle name.