• Boy Carver Statue by Robert Amendola

    George Washington Carver

    National Monument Missouri

History & Culture

Carver Birthplace Site

Several items were found in archeological investigations at the cabin site.  Many objects are on display in the Carver Museum.

When Moses and Susan Carver moved to Southwest Missouri they built a small 12' x 12' cabin. Eventually that same cabin was inhabited by an enslaved girl named Mary. She gave birth to George towards the end of the Civil War. Today visitors can see the approximate area where the cabin once stood. A log layout was built after the establishment of the park.

Brief history by George Washington Carver

 
Moses Carver house

This historic 1881 house is a stop on the Carver trail.

The 1881 Moses Carver House was constructed after a tornado demolished several dwellings on the farm, including the birthsite cabin of George Washington Carver. The trail leads to this historic structure.

 
Cemetery - Graves1
The Carver trail leads to a pre-Civil War cemetery where Moses and Susan Carver are buried along with Carver family member and others who lived in the Diamond Grove community.

Did You Know?

George Washington Carver in his Lab

George Washington Carver dedicated 47 years of his life to teaching and working at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. He chose a life of service to his fellow man and became a symbol of interracial cooperation. Photo courtesy of Tuskegee University