Frequently Asked Questions
When was the monument established? The George Washington Carver National Monument was established by an Act of Congress in July of 1943.
Where was George born? George was born on the Moses Carver Farm in Southwest Missouri, 2 miles west of Diamond, MO. The National Park Service maintains 240 acres.
What are the park hours and fees? The park is FREE and open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Did George ever marry? No. He spent time with his students at Tuskegee and the Tuskegee Institute became his family.
Where is George buried? He is buried on the campus of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL where he taught agriculture classes for 47 years.
Did You Know?
Moses Carver, a farmer in southwest Missouri, purchased a 13-year old enslaved girl named Mary in 1855. Mary worked mostly around the cabins with Moses's wife, Susan. While enslaved on the farm Mary gave birth to two sons: James and George.