Booker T. Washington National Monument


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Booker T. Washington National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Booker T. Washington National Monument

Address:12130 Booker T Washington Hwy
Hardy, VA 24101

Phone:540-721-2094
Fax:540-721-8311
Web: www.nps.gov/bowa/
Size: 239 acres.
Established: Authorized on April 5, 1956.
Location:On VA 122 (Booker T. Washington Hwy), 22 miles southeast of Roanoke, Virginia. From I-81, take I-581, then US 220 south from Roanoke to VA 122; from the Blue Ridge Parkway, take VA 43 south to VA 122; and from Lynchburg, take US 460 west to VA 122.
Facilities:Picnic area, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, guided tour, educational programs.
Special Features:On April 5, 1856, Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the 207-acre farm of James and Elizabeth Burroughs. This site was the birthplace and early childhood home of the famous black leader and educator.

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