Booker T. Washington State Park

Booker T. Washington State Park

Park/Garden/Open Space - Trail

Website: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/booker-t-washington

 (423) 894-4955

 5801 Champion Road, Chattanooga, TN 37416

Booker T. Washington State Park is named in honor of the famous leader, Booker Taliaferro Washington. Born into slavery and freed by the age of nine, Washington fought throughout his life to earn a higher education. Washington’s dedication earned him a scholarship into Hampton Normal Agriculture Institute for Freedman in Hampton, Va. He is best known for being former president of the Tuskegee Institute, a black organization for higher education. Washington strongly believed that agriculture and vocational education was the key to advance a newly freed race to a better life and not the pursuit of civil rights.

All parks are open to the public seven days a week but the park office, museums, visitor centers and historic sites may be closed two days per week and their hours may vary. The hours for most parks are one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. Contact the individual park for more information at www.tnstateparks.com/find-a-park.

Source: Tennessee State Parks

Location Info

Booker T. Washington State Park

5801 Champion Road

Chattanooga, TN 37416

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