Carver Museum Closed for Renovation -- The Oaks Open for Tours
Starting August 1, 2012, the Carver Museum will be closed for renovation until Fall 2013. Oaks tours are available Monday-Saturday 9:00, 10:30, 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00 CST. Due to the sequester, effective March 10, 2013 the park is closed on Sundays.
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….
The George Washington Carver Museum
Originally constructed in 1915 as the campus laundry, but dedicated as a museum to Dr. Carver in 1941, this is the place to start your visit.Read More
Booker T. Washington’s home – “The Oaks”
Designed by Robert Taylor and built in 1899, this Queen Anne style home provides a window into Washington’s life. Join us on a ranger-guided tour.Read More
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Tuskegee University Historic District
Buildings erected during Booker T. Washington’s tenure provide a wonderful area to explore part of the campus and admire history still being used.Read More
Did You Know?
The name Tuskegee means "Warrior" in the Muskhogean dialect of the Creek language. It was the name of at least two Indian tribes, one living in central Alabama and the other in Tennessee.