• The front of the Carver Museum with a bust of Dr. Carver

    Tuskegee Institute

    National Historic Site Alabama

Frequently Asked Questions

Park FAQs...

What year did Tuskegee Institute open its doors for classes?

  • 1881

Who was the first President of Tuskegee Institute?

  • Booker T. Washington

Are Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver related?

  • No

In what year did George Washington Carver come to Tuskegee?

  • 1896

Did George Washington Carver ever marry?

  • No

What is the oldest building on Tuskegee's campus?

  • The Band Cottage

How many uses did George Washington Carver discover for the peanut and sweet potato?

  • Over 300 uses for the peanut and over 100 uses for the sweet potato

In what year did Booker T. Washington pass away?

  • 1915

In what year did George Washington Carver pass away?

  • 1943

What does the name Tuskegee mean?

  • Warrior--in the Muskogee dialect of the Creek language

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