Booker T. Washington National Monument | HIKING TRAILS

Tobacco field along the Plantation Trail at Booker T. Washington National Monument

Tobacco field along the Plantation Trail at Booker T. Washington National Monument

There are two hiking options at Booker T. Washington National Monument. The half-mile Plantation Trail circles the Burroughs farm where Washington was born and passes all of the farm buildings and other points of interest. If you aren’t willing to venture out onto the farm, you might as well not bother visiting, because the farm is the park and the Plantation Trail is the only way to see it. A paved path suitable for wheelchairs leads to most, but not all, of the farm buildings.

Halfway around the Plantation Trail is the intersection with the Jack-O-Lantern Branch Trail, a 1.5-mile loop trail. The two form a Figure-8 shape and can be combined into a 2-mile hike. For the typical tourist, the Plantation Trail is a must. The Jack-O-Lantern Branch Trail offers no insight into the life of Booker T. Washington or the farm and serves only as a source of exercise.

See the following trail reviews for more information:

Plantation Trail

Jack-O-Lantern Branch Trail


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Last updated on December 21, 2023
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