• 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?

Sketch of the Lincoln School and the Watkins's home

Racial segregation, and sometimes violence, forced George Washington Carver to move from place to place to gain an education. He later sketched the first school (on the right, in drawing) he was allowed to attend in Neosho, Missouri.