Our Virginia State Parks are great family fun, especially when you throw in the element of water! Swimming, canoeing, skiing and playing on the beach are family favorites.
Super cute little lambie at Booker T Washington National Monument
But there is another element to a visit to a Virginia State Park
When we went to Chippokes Plantation State Park we discovered the Historic James River and a free car ferry across to Jamestown! After a day in the sun, we hit the history trails of Virginia!
I would like to share with you another amazing place to visit when you are at Booker T Washington National Monument.
Bring the whole family and visit this historic farm where Booker T was born a slave
Lambs at Booker T Washington National Monument with Mommy
How much do we value learning?
The park is the site of famed educator, orator, and presidential advisor, Booker T. Washington's birth, early life, and emancipation. Washington's ideas about education, race, and labor were shaped on this tobacco plantation. The park is one of the few places where one can see how slavery and the plantation system worked on a smaller scale. It provides a focal point for discussion about one of the most powerful African Americans in history and the evolving context of race in American society. Interpretive programs are available daily, weather-permitting. A quarterly calendar of events is available upon request. The park's visitor center contains exhibits on Washington's life and legacy and offers an audio-visual program interpreting his career and accomplishments.