● Films and exhibits: Visitors who are sight-impaired may borrow an electronic device
that plays a simultaneous narrated description of what appears on screen during
the park film, "Longing to Learn."
● Numerous exhibits are tactile throughout the visitor center.
● Routes: Paved from parking area with a sidewalk to the visitor center;it is
approximately 136 yards or 124 meters from the parking area to the visitor center.
Historic Area and Jack O' Lantern Branch Trail (nature trail)
▬ Historic or Plantation Trail:
Paved trail from the visitor center to the historic area;from
the back of the visitor center, the trail has a slight slope that levels out towards the
slave/kitchen cabin;there is a 14% gradient on the section by the main barn and
pig pens;it is approximately a quarter mile there and back and is mostly paved.
The historic area contains reconstructed buildings of the plantation, including the
slave cabin where Booker lived till he was 9 yrs. old.
▬ Jack O' Lantern Branch Trail, a.k.a. the "nature trail":
The trail is approximately 1.25 miles or 2 km and is an extension off the historic
area trail. It is 36"-48" wide and is a mix of well-compacted dirt and gravel with a
17% grade on one section of the trail. The trail follows Gills Creek and switches
back away from the creek through woods and a field back to the tobacco barn
which is located close to the beginning of the nature trail.