Temporary Monday Closure Notice
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site will temporarily close on Mondays effective May 5, 2014. Monday hours will resume on July 14, 2014. During this period, the days of operation will be Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bricks and Peanuts
In 1881, Booker T. Washington arrived in Alabama and started building Tuskegee Institute both in reputation and literally brick by brick. He recruited the best and the brightest to come and teach here including George Washington Carver who arrived in 1896. Carver’s innovations in agriculture, especially with peanuts, expanded Tuskegee’s standing throughout the country. The story continues….
Did You Know?
Booker T. Washington was the first African American to have his picture on a United States postage stamp and US coin.