This map shows George Washington Carver National Monument and surrounding communities.
George Washington Carver's boyhood home consists of rolling hills, woodlands, and prairies. The 240 acre park has a visitor center, theater, museum, an interactive exhibit area for kids, and a 3/4 mile nature trail. The cultural setting includes the 1881 Historic Moses Carver house and the Carver family cemetery.
Did You Know?
Visitors will see an ash hopper at the historic 1881 Moses Carver House. The early settlers mixed cold fireplace ash with rain water in the hopper. The caustic mixture became lye. Animal fat was added for making lye soap. George used lye soap when he operated his laundry business.