Do you have a history loving hound? Then a visit to Booker T. Washington National Monument is a must. This 207 acre park pays homage to its namesake, Booker T. Washington, an influential leader in the African American community during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Your pup will love learning about him while checking out the beautiful rural scenery.
The pawperty remains true to its original roots as a tobacco farm. Enjoy a mellow stroll around the premises so
your pupster can get a feel for how life was years ago. Your doggo won’t be the only creature around
these parts. The farm is home to sheep, pigs, chickens, and horses. It also has
a lovely garden area to check out. Two legged and four legged visitors can
learn about the plants and garden techniques that were used around 1850.
Your pup will love trotting along the park’s trails. The
Plantation Trail is just a fourth of a mile. As your pal walks along the trail,
they will see reconstructions of 19th century farm buildings like
the ones that were around when Washington was a young boy. Unfurtunately, dogs
are not allowed in the buildings, so leave your pal with another member of your
pawrty if you want to go in them. The Jack O' Lantern Trail is 1.5 miles and
travels through fields and forests. Your pal will have a blast putting their
nose to the ground and picking up all the scents.
Booker T. Washington National Monument is a woofderful
place to have a picnic. Pack a sandwich (and some biscuits for your pooch) and
eat your lunch in pawsome wooded setting. The picnic area has a water fountain
and trash cans. Restrooms are located in the Visitors Center. Don’t forget to
also bring some clean up bags so you can pick up after your pooch.
No bones about it, your pup will love this place!