Twenty-five miles southeast of Roanoke is where you can find the Booker T. Washington National Monument. It includes a trail that takes you along reconstructions of 19th century buildings, a farm area, a garden area, and a place where you can have a picnic.
Booker T. Washington, an author, political adviser to United States presidents, and educator, made a lasting mark on history when he published his book, Up from Slavery, which is a must-read for anyone interested in a first-hand account of one man’s journey from slavery to stature. Read it and discover why the number 18 was life-changing for him.
The Booker T. Washington National Monument is the first stop on our Virginia Trail!