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.
From Montgomery, AL...
Take I-85 N and travel approximately 36 miles to exit 32.
Exit right onto Pleasant Springs Drive. Travel 4-5 miles following Tuskegee University signs to Franklin Road.
Turn left on Franklin Road and travel 4 miles to traffic light.
Turn left onto West Montgomery Road, and turn left at the first traffic light into the Tuskegee University campus.
You will pass Margaret Murray Washington Hall on your right and then the Kellogg Conference Center. The George Washington Carver Museum is directly behind the Kellogg Center.
Parking is available in the parking deck behind the Kellogg Center. Take a right on the unmarked road just beyond the Kellogg Center. This will take you down to the parking garage. Park on the second level and take the breezeway across to the rear of the museum and follow path around to the front.
From Atlanta, GA...
Take Exit 38 from I-85S.
Take a left onto AL-81 south and follow that for approximately 4 miles. There will be several curves on the road, continue to follow the signs for AL-81 south.
At the point where the road comes to the BP station take a left.
Take a right onto West Montgomery Rd which will be the first light you come to.
Follow West Montgomery Road for approximately a mile onto the campus of Tuskegee University.
Parking is available either at the Oaks which will be on your left or at the Kellogg Center.
To get to the Kellogg Center parking, continue past the Oaks and turn right at the light into the main gate of the University. On your right will be Margaret Murray Washington and then the Kellogg Center. Take a right on the unmarked road just past the Kellogg Center which will lead down to the parking garage. Park on the second level and the breezeway leads to the back of the Carver Museum and then walk around to the front to enter.
Did You Know?
Luther H. Foster, the fourth President of Tuskegee Institute, was the glue that held the school together through the turbulent Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's-1960's which had early roots in Tuskegee. In 1957 Gommillion vs. Lightfoot overturned gerrymandering laws in Tuskegee and Macon County.