This 240-acre national park is the birthplace and childhood home of the famous agronomist, educator and humanitarian, George Washington Carver. Facilities at the visitor center include a museum, a theater, a discovery center and a gift shop. This was the first national monument dedicated to a black American and the first to honor someone other than a president.
On the property, you can visit the 1881 Moses Carver house and the Carver Cemetery (George Washington Carver is buried at Tuskegee University in Alabama). Guided tours are offered daily. The park includes a self-guided nature trail (partially handicapped accessible) that takes you into woodlands, across streams and along a tallgrass prairie.
George Washington Carver reputedly discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes.
The park is closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day and December 25.