Your Guide to Booker T Washington National Monument
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.
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: https://www.nps.gov/bowa/planyourvisit/hours.htm
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