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Virginia

Jack-O-Lantern Branch Heritage Trail

photo: Site features working farm, interpretive history and replica kitchen cabin where Booker T. Washington was born and freed. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Length: 1.50 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: At Booker T. Washington Nat. Monument E of Burnt Chimney on SR 122.

State(s): Virginia
Counties: Franklin
Longitude: -79.730152
Latitude: 37.116338

Driving Directions

From I81 take I581 exit at Roanoke south on US 220 to Rocky Mount. Follow park signs north on VA Route 122. From US 29 at Lynchburg take US 460 W to Bedford, and VA 122 south.

Description


This trail was traveled by a
NRT Ambassador on 03/07/2021.

Trail loops from the tobacco barn through woods and fields - acres of original Burroughs property (slave owners). Detailed notes on the native fauna, flora used by our ancestors, and history of the route accompany the trail.

Additional Details

Width: 72 inches.
Primary Surface: Gravel
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted

Elevation Low Point: 818
Elevation High Point: 942
Elevation Gain (cumulative): 486 feet

Year Designated:
1981

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: NPS Booker T Washington National Monument

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Booker T. Washington National Monument
12130 Booker T. Washington Hwy.
Hardy, VA 24101
(540) 721-2094

 

Photos

Bust of Booker Taliaferro Washington at the site of the Booker T. Washington National Monument, Franklin County, Virginia. Photo by MarmadukePercy.

Bust of Booker Taliaferro Washington at the site of the Booker T. Washington National Monument, Franklin County, Virginia. Photo by MarmadukePercy.

The heritage trail begins at the replica tobacco barn. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

The heritage trail begins at the replica tobacco barn. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

 

Access to trails behind visitor center, overlooking the Burroughs plantation and birth site of Booker T. Washington. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Access to trails behind visitor center, overlooking the Burroughs plantation and birth site of Booker T. Washington. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Rest stop along the trail. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Rest stop along the trail. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

 

Site features working farm, interpretive history and replica kitchen cabin where Booker T. Washington was born and freed. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Site features working farm, interpretive history and replica kitchen cabin where Booker T. Washington was born and freed. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

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