Booker T.Washington National Monument

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Services: Dog Walking
Description
Visiting Booker T. Washington National Monument, housed in Hardy, Virginia, is an experience that is not to be missed. This much-beloved park pays homage to its namesake, Booker T. Washington, who bears the distinction of being the first African-American to play a significant role in education and public speaking in the United States. The property remains true to its original roots when it was in operation as a tobacco farm in the mid-19th century. 

Visitors to this historic site can choose from the Jack O' Lantern Trail or the Plantation Trail for leisurely walks with Fido and family. The Jack O'Lantern Trail is 1 1/4 miles in length and travels through the wooded areas and varied terrain. By contrast, the shorter Plantation Trail is only a 1/4 mile circular route that winds through replicated versions of buildings, which would have sat in the same position during Booker T. Washington's childhood spent on the Burroughs Plantation. 

In addition to the buildings of historical significance and awe-inspiring trails, there are many other attractions to explore. A visitors' center offers information and items for sale to commemorate your visit. Families also enjoy visiting the farm and garden areas where they can see different animals and plants and learn about farming and gardening techniques employed in the 19th century. For families wishing to enjoy a meal in the park, picnic areas are provided. These sections include picnic tables, trash receptacles, and access to clean water for drinking. Bathroom facilities are available in the visitors' center.

Entrance to this public facility is fee-based. Though dogs are welcome on the premises, they are required to remain on a leash that is a maximum of 6 feet in length at all times. Dogs are prohibited from entering any of the historic properties housed on-site. Poop bags are available throughout the park, and owners are requested to assist with preserving the park's cleanliness by promptly picking up and properly disposing of their dog's waste materials. Park officials also request that owners take care to not allow overly exuberant dogs free access to approaching other individuals or dogs. 

Though there are no official regulations governing the use of the park, it is highly recommended that your dog be current on all vaccinations. It is also wise to ensure that your dog bears the appropriate required state license tag. For a walk through history that you will never forget, plan a trip to Booker T. Washington National Monument. 

Address
12130 Booker T Washington Hwy
Hardy, VA 24101
Hours
Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Address
12130 Booker T Washington Hwy
Hardy, VA 24101
Hours
Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM