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George Washington Carver National Monument

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George Washington Carver National Monument
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Bronze statue of young George Washington Carver holding a plant.
Credit: National Park Service
George Washington Carver Bust
Credit: National Park Service

Authorized by Congress in 1943, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and legacy of the famed African American scientist, educator and humanitarian. George Washington Carver reputedly discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes.This was the first national monument dedicated to a black American and the first to honor someone other than a president.Park facilities include a visitor center and museum, gift shop, walking trail and picnic area. 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).Daily tours and special events are offered year round. The park is closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day and December 25.

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5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO 64840

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
This Facility Is In The National Register Of Historic Places
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets On Leash Allowed
Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card
Personal Check