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Your Guide to Booker T Washington National Monument

Take a trip to Booker T Washington National Monument. This guide includes hours, weather, fees, maps, and directions. Make a copy and use it for yourself!

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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.


The monument is located on AV 122 (Booker T. Washington Highway), 22 miles southeast of Roanoke, VA. From I-81 take I-581, then U.S. 220 south from Roanoke to VA 122. From the Blule Ridge Parkway take VA 43 south to VA 122. From Lynchburg take U.S. 460 west to VA 122.

GPS: lat: 37.11520539, long: -79.73185833

Address: 12130 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, VA, 24101


No charge to visit Booker T. Washington NM


Please contact the park at 540/721-2094 during inclement weather conditions to find out about closures.

Contact Information

Phone: 5407212094

Hours for All Park

Booker T. Washington National Monument is open daily except for Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1. The park may close due to inclement weather. Call the park at 540-721-2094 for more information. View closures:

Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM