• Boy Carver Statue by Robert Amendola

    George Washington Carver

    National Monument Missouri

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?

Jesup Wagon

The Jesup Agricultural Wagon was designed as a school on wheels. It traveled to the poorest farmers in the South who could not attend Carver's lectures on agriculture. The wagon would carry seeds for planting, jars for preserving foods, bulletins written by Carver, and many other useful items.