From Slave Cabin to the Hall of Fame

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

Living history re-enactors demonstrating crafts from the 19th century

Harvest Time Event

Living history re-enactors demonstrate crafts from the tobacco farm where Booker T. Washington was born and lived 9 years.

Man and young girls dressed in costume playing instruments and singing

Special Events

Join the park staff and volunteers in one of many special events including Juneteenth, Harvest Time Festival and An Old Virginia Christmas

Children walking through woods

Educational Programs

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: August 7, 2017

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12130 Booker T. Washington Highway
Hardy, VA 24101


(540) 721-2094

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