• Boy Carver Statue by Robert Amendola

    George Washington Carver

    National Monument Missouri

Plan Your Visit

Carver Bust
The Carver Bust offers visitors the chance to hear George Washington Carver's voice reciting the poem "Equipment" by Edgar Guest.
 
Carver Trail

The rustic Carver Nature Trail offers a canopy of different native Missouri trees with lush ground cover.

Be sure to plan at least one hour for an easy hike. The one-mile, self-guiding loop leads you into woodlands, across streams, and along a tallgrass prairie restoration area. You can see the Boy Carver statue, the 1881 Moses Carver house, and visit the Carver Family Cemetery. (George Washington Carver is buried at Tuskegee University in Alabama.) One can clearly capture the same enthusiasm young George showed for all of nature.

Carver Trail Map

Trail Photographs

Park Brochure-side one

Park Brochure-side two

Did You Know?

Carver as a child

George Washington Carver was born into slavery during the Civil War. While still enslaved, outlaws stole George and his mother Mary from Moses Carver. A Union scout found George and returned him to the Carvers.