SPECIAL USE PERMITS
If you would like to hold a special event or activity in the park, you need to apply for a special use permit. A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is required at the time of the application.
Special Use Permits authorizes short-term activities that benefit an individual, group, or organization, rather than the public at large; and that require written authorization and management control in order to protect park resources and the public interest. These permits are issues and approved only after National Park Service staff determines that the activity will not impair park values, resources, and visitor enjoyment.
Special Use Permits are required for commercial filming and/or photography, special events such as weddings and other ceremonies, meetings, gatherings, First Amendment activities, and other activities that are otherwise controlled or prohibited.
Note: This is an application only and does not serve as permission to use of of the park. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for your application to be processed.
For additional information about Special Use Permits at George Washington Carver National Monument, contact the Special Park Use Coordinator at 417.325.4151.
Applications for Photography/Filming Permits
Long Form (PDF)
Short Form (PDF)
First Amendment Activities at George Washington Carver NM
Weddings at George Washington Carver NM
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.