Hidden gems: America's 20 least-visited National Monuments
Image 15 of 21
7. Booker T. Washington, Virginia( Andrew )
The Booker T. Washington National Monument is at the birthplace of the educator, a celebrated African American leader who went on to found in 1881 what is today Tuskegee University in Alabama. The monument re-creates the middle-class tobacco farm where Washington was a slave until emancipation. It's about 25 miles southeast of Roanoke and offers trails through forests and past reconstructions of 19th century farm houses. Visitors will also find a stable of farm animals and a garden at the monument where they can learn about the farming techniques of Washington's time.
Visitors in 2009: 21,216
More info: http://www.nps.gov/bowa