Booker T. Washington
Outdoor recreation becomes educational at the Booker T. Washington National Monument. The Monument tells the story of a man who was a head of his time. Washington was an adviser to presidents long before the Civil Rights Movement. He worked to create educational opportunities for African Americans, being the first teacher and leader of Tuskegee University was just one of his accomplishments.
The Booker T. Washington National Monument is a plantation near the actual plantation where Washington was born into slavery. The rangers often reenact daily life on the Civil War homestead. Walk the plantation in this Inside the Outside, then stop at Homestead Creamery for a cone made with ice cream from Franklin County cows. It doesn’t get more local than that!