Booker T. Washington was born a slave in April 1856 on the 207-acre 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. Read More
From Slave Cabin to the Hall of Fame
Old Virginia Christmas Event
Living history re-enactors giving tours about a mid-19th century Christmas on the farm where Booker T. Washington was born and freed.
Join the park staff and volunteers in one of many special events including Juneteenth, Harvest Time Festival and An Old Virginia Christmas
Bring your child out for a Junior Ranger program in July or schedule your educational group for a curriculum-based program based on SOLs.
Last updated: October 17, 2017